Air Canada B763 at Toronto on Jun 28th 2015, damaged tyre on takeoff
Last Update: July 10, 2015 / 19:47:47 GMT/Zulu time
The Canadian TSB reported the #2 tyre on the left main gear tyre had failed during the takeoff run. After landing the tyre was replaced on the runway and the aircraft taxied to the gate. Maintenance found that the tyre itself was holding pressure, however the recap had failed. There was damage to the upper secondary wing panels within the main left wheel well, the electrical harness of the left main gear was damaged, there was damage to the left inboard leading edge flap and tyre scuff marks underneath the L1 door sill. The aircraft was repaired, tyre #6 was replaced, too, in according with the aircraft maintenance manual. Tyre #2 was on its 4th recap which is the maximum number of recaps before the tyre has to be disposed.
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