Westjet B738 at Vancouver on Feb 1st 2016, rejected takeoff due to blown tyres

Last Update: February 4, 2016 / 20:39:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1876

Aircraft Registration
C-GVWA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Westjet Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration C-GVWA performing flight WS-1876 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Kahului,HI (USA) with 163 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Vancouver's runway 08R when at about 120 KIAS one of the left main tyres blew, shortly followed by the second left main tyre. The crew rejected takeoff at high speed, declared emergency and slowed the aircraft bringing the aircraft to a stop about 7200 feet down the runway (runway length 11,500 feet). Emergency services responded and advised there was no fire.

The Canadian TSB reported that the aircraft was disabled on the runway, passengers disembarked onto the runway, the luggage was unloaded, passengers and luggage taken to the terminal. The aircraft needed to be defueled in order to be able to jack the aircraft up, non-standard jacking equipment was needed as the aircraft was slightly lower in this configuration. The runway was closed for a total of 7 hours and 40 minutes. First inspections of aircraft and runway did not identify additional damage to the aircraft or runway.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GVWA
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8CT
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1876

Aircraft Registration
C-GVWA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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