Republic DH8D at Denver on Mar 14th 2015, blew tyre on departure

Last Update: March 14, 2015 / 21:09:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
YX-4870

Aircraft Registration
N191WQ

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Republic Airways de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of United, registration N191WQ performing flight YX-4870/UA-4870 from Denver,CO to Kansas City,MO (USA) with 71 people on board, departed Denver's runway 08 and was in the initial climb when the crew declared emergency initially reporting they had blown a nose tyre on departure. A runway inspection confirmed tyre debris on the runway, at the same time another runway inspection found dead birds on runway 16L. The crew levelled off at 10,000 feet, performed a low approach which identified the nose gear "was light on rubber" and entered a hold to burn off fuel, cabin crew prepared the cabin and passengers for the return. While on final approach for runway 17R cabin crew had the passengers to adopt the brace position, the crew now reported (correctly) the left hand inboard main tyre had blown based on observation from inside the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely on runway 17R, the tyre on the inboard left main wheel separated during roll out, the outboard left main tyre remained inflated. Emergency services reported the left inboard tyre shredded during roll out, there was no fire and no smoke. The aircraft stopped on the runway, the crew shut the aircraft down, the passengers disembarked onto the runway and were bussed to the terminal.

A replacement Dash 8-400 registration N209WQ is currently estimated to reach Kansas City with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
YX-4870

Aircraft Registration
N191WQ

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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