American MD82 at Dallas and Sacramento on Aug 6th 2014, burst tyre on departure

Last Update: August 7, 2014 / 20:38:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2275

Aircraft Registration
N480AA

ICAO Type Designator
MD82

An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration N480AA performing flight AA-2275 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Sacramento,CA (USA), departed DFW's runway 18L. While enroute the crew was informed that tyre debris had been found on the departure runway that was identified to belong to their aircraft. A return to Dallas was considered, in the end the crew decided to continue to Sacramento. The aircraft performed two low approaches to Sacramento's runway 18L to have the gear inspected from the ground, then landed safely on runway 18L about 4 hours after departure from Dallas.

Passengers reported a burning smell of rubber was noticed right after takeoff, the reasons remained unclear. Enroute the captain announced that fragments of a tyre belonging to their aircraft had been found in Dallas. Cabin crew began to prepare the passengers for an emergency landing. Just prior to landing cabin crew instructed the passengers to brace. The aircraft experienced strong vibrations and shook a number of times during roll out but came to a safe stop. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron where the passengers disembarked.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2275

Aircraft Registration
N480AA

ICAO Type Designator
MD82

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