Lufthansa A333 at Mumbai on May 13th 2016, burst 4 main tyres on landing

Last Update: May 14, 2016 / 14:58:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-764

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

Airport ICAO Code
VABB

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKR performing flight LH-764 from Munich (Germany) to Mumbai (India) with 163 passengers, landed on Mumbai's runway 27 at 22:53L (17:23Z) but burst both aft left and right main gear tyres (4 tyres in total) and became disabled on the runway about abeam taxiway S7 approximately 1830 meters/6000 feet past the runway threshold.

The airport needed to switch all operations to the secondary runway 14/32 for 15 hours until the tyres were replaced and the A330 was towed off the runway.

A passenger reported there was fire observed at the landing gear, emergency services responded and foamed the landing gear. The crew handled the scary situation calmly and kept all passengers safe.

A ground observer reported it appeared a number of tyres burst resulting in a small fire at the landing gear.

Emergency services reported they were alerted after the aircraft had landed.

The airline reported there was no problem prior to touch down. The return flight LH-765 was cancelled, the 223 passengers were taken to hotels.

Metars:
VABB 131900Z 29005KT 3000 HZ SCT020 31/26 Q1008 NOSIG
VABB 131830Z 34003KT 3500 HZ SCT020 30/26 Q1008 NOSIG
VABB 131800Z 33005KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1008 NOSIG
VABB 131730Z 34005KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1008 NOSIG
VABB 131700Z 31006KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1007 NOSIG
VABB 131630Z 31007KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1007 NOSIG
VABB 131600Z 27008KT 3500 HZ SCT020 SCT025 30/26 Q1007 NOSIG
VABB 131530Z 28008KT 3500 HZ FEW020 SCT025 31/26 Q1007 NOSIG
VABB 131500Z 30006KT 3500 HZ FEW020 SCT025 31/26 Q1007 NOSIG
VABB 131430Z 29007KT 3500 HZ FEW020 SCT025 31/26 Q1006 NOSIG
VABB 131400Z 32008KT 4000 HZ FEW020 SCT025 31/26 Q1006 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-764

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

Airport ICAO Code
VABB

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