Emirates A388 near Dubai and Toronto on Apr 17th 2017, burst tyre on climb out

Last Update: May 12, 2017 / 19:23:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-241

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
A6-EUL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EUL performing flight EK-241 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 545 people on board, was climbing through FL260 out of Dubai when the crew heard a dull thump and received an ECAM message "WHEEL TIRE PRESSURE LOW". The crew determined that tyre #10 had zero pressure, consulted with company dispatch and in common decision decided to continue to Toronto. On approach to Toronto the crew advised ATC of the situation, requested emergency services on stand by for the arrival and landed safely on Toronto's runway 06L. A burst tyre was confirmed by emergency services as well as some damage to the wheel well's structure. The crew taxied the aircraft to the apron.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the tyre and observed some stiffener damage on the wheel well bulkhead vertical panel. The aircraft manufacturer was consulted and the aircraft released for service under Design Deviation Authorization for one flight cycle. The tyre manufacturer is investigating the cause of the tyre burst.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-241

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
A6-EUL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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