Aserca MD83 at Maturin on Aug 7th 2012, blew all main gear tyres on landing

Last Update: August 8, 2012 / 21:12:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 7, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aserca

Flight number
R7-779

Aircraft Registration
YV485T

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

An Aserca Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration YV485T performing flight R7-779 (scheduled dep. Aug 6th) from Caracas to Maturin (Venezuela), had been delayed two times before the aircraft finally departed from Caracas on Aug 7th with a delay of 6:45 hours. The aircraft needed to go around on the first approach to Maturin and touched down about 20 minutes later, during roll out all 4 main gear tyres blew, the aircraft was disabled on the runway at about 04:15L (08:45Z).

The runway was closed several hours, three flights were delayed as a result.

The airline said the tyres deflated as result of a wet runway.

Metars:
SVMT 071100Z 29002KT 9999 BKN013 25/25 Q1010
SVMT 071000Z 00000KT 9999 OVC010 25/25 Q1009
SVMT 070300Z 05003KT 9999 SCT013 25/25 Q1010
SVMT 070200Z 36003KT 9999 BKN013 25/25 Q1010
SVMT 062200Z 31003KT 9999 STC010 OVC070 25/25 Q1009
SVMT 062100Z 36005KT 9999 SCT010 OVC070 25/25 Q1009
SVMT 062000Z 31003KT 9999 SCT010 OVC070 25/25 Q1009
SVMT 061800Z 02007KT 5000 RA OVC010 25/25 Q1010
SVMT 061600Z 09004KT 9999 BKN013 31/20 Q1011
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 7, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aserca

Flight number
R7-779

Aircraft Registration
YV485T

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

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