The nose-wheel of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft collapsed after it went off the taxiway, an airline source told the Press Trust of India. Images showed a wheel of the plane in what appeared to be a drain.
“All passengers were evacuated through ladder. All are safe. No casualties,” a Cochin International Airport spokesperson said.
The aircraft has been grounded. An internal inquiry has started and aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) is also investigating what happened.
Last week, an Air India flight set for take-off to San Francisco was delayed by more than nine hours over a rodent loose on the plane.