Shuttle E170 at Denver and Chicago on Oct 3rd 2013, suspected blown tyres on nose and main gear

Last Update: October 4, 2013 / 20:59:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 3, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S5-3578

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
N635RW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-170

ICAO Type Designator
E170

A Shuttle America Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of United, registration N635RW performing flight S5-3578/UA-3578 from Denver,CO (USA) to Toronto,ON (Canada), stopped the climb out of Denver at FL290 due to concern that one of the nose gear and/or main gear tyres might be blown after debris had been found on the departure runway in Denver. The crew continued the flight but soon needed to descend the aircraft to 11,000 feet. The crew subsequently diverted to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) requesting a low approach to runway 28R to have the landing gear checked from the ground requesting tower and aircraft on the ground to check their nose and right main landing gear for blown tyres. The crew of an aircraft on the ground reported that all tyres were in place, they couldn't tell for sure however whether the tyres were inflated or deflated. The observer on the tower advised he could not see any anomaly with the tyres, they appeared normal. The crew acknowledged reporting they had left significant chunk of debris at the departure runway. The aircraft positioned for another approach to 28R and landed safely about 3 hours after departure from Denver, however were unable to vacate the runway and stopped on the runway. Emergency services reported the right inboard tyre looked flat but pretty much intact, there was no fire and no smoke, the aircraft was released to continue taxi to the apron, the crew however decided the tyre was too shredded and they needed to be towed.

A replacement Embraer ERJ-170 registration N859RW reached Toronto with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 3, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S5-3578

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
N635RW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-170

ICAO Type Designator
E170

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