Several travelers on Thursday escaped when their Dubai-bound Qatar Airways airplane all of a sudden had a burst tire while trying to take off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The incident happened on the runway 18 Right of the airplane terminal around 3pm.
One of the travelers, who addressed newsmen , said the Captain was at that point approved for departure by the Air Traffic Controllers when they abruptly heard an uproarious sound.
According to her, this prompted the pilot to stop briefly before deciding to taxi the aircraft back to the terminal where it has earlier departed.
She said the frightened passengers resorted to prayers as the event was occurring.