SAA A346 at Frankfurt and Johannesburg on Jun 14th 2013 and Jun 15th 2013, burst tyre on takeoff

Last Update: June 17, 2013 / 21:48:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-261

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SNC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A South African Airways Airbus A340-600, registration ZS-SNC performing flight SA-261 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Johannesburg (South Africa), departed Frankfurt's runway 18 without apparent incident and was enroute when the crew was informed tyre debris was recovered from the departure runway and was identified to belong to their flight. The crew continued the flight to Johannesburg, requested emergency services on stand by and landed safely on Johannesburg's runway 21R about 9:50 hours after departure. The aircraft stopped on the runway, emergency services attended the aircraft, that was subsequently towed to the apron.

A passenger reported the captain announced about 30 minutes prior to arrival that they had burst a tyre on departure from Frankfurt, they would be "welcomed" by fire engines which would check for possible damage after landing. After landing and checks by emergency services the captain announced they would be towed to the apron, maneouvering with the burst tyre would be difficult.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-261

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SNC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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