Zimbabwe B762 at Johannesburg on Feb 2nd 2018, two tyres deflated on landing

Last Update: February 6, 2018 / 22:41:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 2, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
UM-303

Aircraft Registration
Z-WPE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

An Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200, registration Z-WPE performing flight UM-303 from Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) to Johannesburg (South Africa), landed on Johannesburg's runway 21L, rolled out and vacated the runway. While taxiing towards the terminal two main tyres deflated.

The airline reported due to uneven braking brakes overheated causing two tyres to deflate. The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight, the passengers needed to be taken to hotels over night. Only one replacement wheel was available at Johannesburg, another one needed to be flown in.

Z-WPE remained on the ground for about 19 hours, then departed for the return leg to Harare (Zimbabwe) as flight UM-9462.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 2, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
UM-303

Aircraft Registration
Z-WPE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

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