Southwest B737 at Saint Louis on May 21st 2021, rejected takeoff due to blown tyres

Last Update: May 24, 2021 / 22:13:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-1995

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N558WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N558WN performing flight WN-1995 from Saint Louis,MO (USA) to Cancun (Mexico), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 12L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (above 100 knots over ground) following loud bangs from the left hand side. The aircraft came to a safe stop on the runway, tower immediatey advised the crew they had blown a left tyre, he could see debris all along the runway and instructed sweepers and airport ground services to clear the runway. The aircraft attempted to vacate the runway but became stuck on the end of the runway.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N465WN reached Cancun with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE ROLL, ABORTED DEPARTURE DUE TO TWO BLOWN TIRES ON LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR, ST LOUIS, MO.", stated the damage was substantial and rated the occurrence an accident.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Saint Louis 3 days later.

Related NOTAM:
!STL 05/412 STL RWY 12L/30R CLSD 2105211612-2105212359
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-1995

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N558WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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