United B738 at Chicago and Boston on Oct 23rd 2017, blew main tyre on departure

Last Update: October 23, 2017 / 23:40:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1258

Aircraft Registration
N73291

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N73291 performing flight UA-1258 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Boston,MA (USA), departed O'Hare's runway 28R, climbed to cruise level and continued to Boston. One of the next departures reported debris on the runway looking like tyre debris, tower initiated a runway inspection which recovered tyre debris from the runway.

On approach to Boston the United crew, having been informed about the tyre debris found on the departure runway, declared emergency reporting they had blown a tyre on departure from Chicago. The aircraft landed safely on Boston's runway 33L at , stopped on the runway and became disabled. The passengers disembarked via stairs onto the runway and were bussed to the terminal.

The FAA reported a tyre on the left main gear blew out before the aircraft landed on runway 33L in Boston.

The airline reported a mechanical issue.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1258

Aircraft Registration
N73291

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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