American B738 at Reno on Jun 25th 2019, burst tyres on takeoff

Last Update: June 26, 2019 / 21:15:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1266

Aircraft Registration
N943NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N943NN performing flight AA-1266 from Reno,NV to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 169 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Reno's runway 34R when tower queried whether they had blown a tyre on departure, the crew rsponded "we might have" and indicated they were working on the issue. The aircraft climbed to 17,000 feet to be vectored around near Reno while the crew were running their checklists. The longer runway 34L had been closed for works in progress, equipment was on the runway, ATC found out the mid of the runway was contaminated with chemicals, however, the workers would be able to clear the runway in about 30 minutes and the runway would be available for the emergency. The crew decided to use the longer runway, they needed to "burn off gas" anyway and that would work out "just fine". The crew advised they would stop on the runway, requested emergency services to inspect the tyres to ensure nothing catches fire. The aircraft landed safely on runway 34L about one hour after departure. Emergency services reported two tyres flat on the right main gear and there was smoke coming off the gear. The crew activated the APU and shut the engines down. The passengers disembarked onto the runway via mobile stairs and were taken to the terminal.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1266

Aircraft Registration
N943NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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