United B739 at Newark and Portland on Feb 25th 2018, burst tyre on departure

Last Update: February 26, 2018 / 22:30:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 25, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1551

Aircraft Registration
N66828

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66828 performing flight UA-1551 from Newark,NJ to Portland,OR (USA), was departing Newark's runway 04L when a loud bang was heard. The crew continued the departure and radioed Newark tower, that during the departure they had a "very excessive nose wheel shimmey" and may have damaged their nosewheels, they requested a runway inspection. Tyre debris was found and recovery on the runway. The crew decided to continue their flight to Portland, informed Portland about the burst tyre. Emergency services took their stand by positions for the arriving aircraft, the Boeing landed safely on Portland's runway 28R about 5:45 hours after departure from Newark. The aircraft was towed to the gate.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Portland 16 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 25, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1551

Aircraft Registration
N66828

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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