Shaheen A320 at Lahore on Jun 2nd 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine problem, tyre damage

Last Update: June 22, 2016 / 15:13:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NL-766

Aircraft Registration
AP-BLH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Shaheen Airbus A320-200, registration AP-BLH performing flight NL-766 from Lahore (Pakistan) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 160 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Lahore's runway 36R at high speed when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed after a bang presumable from one of the tyres was heard. The aircraft slowed safely reaching taxi speed about 1100 meters/3700 feet down the runway and returned to the gate arriving with the outboard right hand main tyre having lost its tread and separated from the rim. Two more tyres deflated.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration AP-BLK departed Lahore with a delay of 5.5 hours.

Pakistan's Accident Investigation Board have dispatched investigators on site.

On Jun 22nd 2016 the French BEA reported based on notification from Pakistan, that the crew rejected takeoff due to a #1 engine (V2527) thrust problem. The brakes overheated during roll out resulting in 4 right hand main tyres deflating. The aircraft vacated the runway and stopped on taxiway U. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by Pakistan's AIB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NL-766

Aircraft Registration
AP-BLH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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