PIA AT72 at Gwadar and Karachi on Jun 6th 2022, damaged tyre on departure

Last Update: June 7, 2022 / 09:15:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 6, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-504

Aircraft Registration
AP-BKX

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration AP-BKX performing flight PK-504 from Gwadar to Karachi (Pakistan) with about 60 people on board, was climbing out of Gwadar when tower informed the crew a piece of rubber had been found on the runway, it could be a tyre or some other thing. The crew continued to Karachi, advised ATC about a possibly blown tyre and continued for a safe landing. The aircraft taxied to the apron.

A post flight inspection revealed the left inboard main tyre was damaged.

The airline reported prior to departure everything was okay, after departure Gwadar tower told the crew they found a rubber piece on the runway which could originate from a tyre or some other object. After landing one of the tyres was found deflated and damaged. The reason is yet to be determined by Pakistan's AIB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 6, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PK-504

Aircraft Registration
AP-BKX

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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