United B772 at Newark on Nov 26th 2017, burst main tyre on landing

Last Update: November 27, 2017 / 14:38:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-961

Aircraft Registration
N225UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N225UA performing flight UA-961 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA), had landed on Newark's runway 22L and was about to vacate the runway when tower advised he had seen smoke from the wheels just after touchdown, perhaps they were a bit hard on the brakes, there was no smoke now. The aircraft was instructed to hold short of runway 22R and stopped clear of runway 22L and ahead of the hold short line runway 22R, emergency services were called out for an inspection of the aircraft.

The outboard forward right hand main tyre was found blown, tower was advised there was possibly debris on the runway and closed the runway.

Passengers later reported the captain announced 4 right hand main tyres and 2 left hand main tyres had deflated in total, there had been a brakes problem on landing.

Subsequent arrivals were reassigned to runway 22R. About 10 minutes later a situation developed during which the tower controller was increasingly uneasy and prepared to instruct a go around as separation between an arrival to runway 22R, a Lufthansa A330-300 registration D-AIKG performing flight LH-408 arriving from Dusseldorf (Germany) and an arrival to runway 29, a Commutair Embraer ERJ-145, registration N16183 performing flight C5-4959/UA-4959 arriving from Ithaca,NY (USA), got a bit too close for comfort. Tower instructed the A330 to maintain minimum speed during final approach and let both landings continue, both aircraft touched down within 25 seconds.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-961

Aircraft Registration
N225UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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