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Emirates Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Flat Tire Indication

EmiratesEmirates Airlines flight EK-9 made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, England, on September 8th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane was flying from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when the crew declared emergency due to indication of a flat nose wheel tire.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland

Air New ZealandAir New Zealand flight NZ-9 had to make an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on September 10th.

The Boeing 787-900 plane was flying from Honolulu, Hawaii, when the crew received a flat tire indication and declared an emergency.

The plane landed safely. All 286 passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Emirates Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Dubai

EmiratesEmirates Airlines flight EK-607 made an emergency landing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on September 6th.

The plane was flying from Karachi, Pakistan, when the crew declared an emergency due to indication of a flat tire.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in California after Tyre Problem

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-2355 made a safe landing at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, on April 26th.

The Boeing 757-200, en-route from Atlanta, Georgia, was on approach to Los Angeles’s runway when the crew reported the possibility of a flat tyre.

The plane landed successfully.

All 181 passengers onboard remained unharmed.

Jet Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Raipur

Jet AirwaysJet Airways flight S2 4121 made an emergency landing at Raipur airport in Chhattisgarh, India, on April 8.

The Mumbai-Raipur-Bhopal-Mumbai plane was forced to land in emergency after the pilot reported a snag due to flat nose tire.

The plane landed safely and was immediately grounded. All 160 passengers remained unhurt.

The next flight to Bhopal was cancelled.

Novair Flight Makes Emergency Landing on Suspicion of Flat Tire

NOVAIRA Novair flight en-route to Chania on Greek island of Crete made an emergency landing at Gardermoen airport in Oslo, Norway, on the night of August 31.

The crew suspected flat tire after taking off and decided to divert for emergency landing. The Airbus A321 circled around the airport for 3 hours to shed extra fuel before it safely landed. No one was injured.

Most of the 191 passengers on board were Norwegian citizens.

The passengers were provided an alternate flight on the morning of September 1.

Delta Flight 5358 Lands in Emergency at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

DeltaDelta Airlines flight 5358 had to make an emergency landing at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA), at about 10:20 p.m. on June 12.

Airport director Kelly Johnson confirmed that the flight, which departed for Atlanta at about 9:20 a.m., was forced to return and make an emergency landing, after which, the aircraft lost the directional steering of its nose wheel.

He further said that all 50 passengers and 3 crew members aboard the plane were unharmed.

After landing, the pilots learned that one of the tires was flat.

Ethiopian Airliner Diverts, Mired At Arusha Airport

On December 18, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-383ER #ET-AQW en route from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar-Kisauni Airport diverted to Arusha Airport. On landing on the too short runway, the plane’s wheels departed the pavement and became mired in soft ground.

No one was injured in the landing.

There is a rumor that the pilots diverted from the Zanzibar airport because they were unable to land there because there was a vehicle on the runway with a flat tire. The plane was nearly out of fuel and the best/closest option was Arusha. Passengers waited aboard as air stairs were driven from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha—time consuming, but stairs eliminate the likelihood of injury by emergency evacuation on slides.

The diversion to Arusha is under inquiry; they apparently landed without clearance and once they were down, asked where they were. It is unknown if, even under the most favorable conditions (i.e., empty with experts at the helm), the plane can take from the short runway. It remains to be seen how the crew will fare for this decision, but some credit should be given for landing a 767 safely onto a 4500′ runway with zero casualties. Some armchair pilots are guessing that the pilots mistook Arusha for Kilimanjaro airport, mistaking Mount Meru for Kilimanjaro.


Mooney Flat in Costa Rica

None of the four aboard a TT Aviation Services Mooney M20R Ovation when it’s landing gear collapsed on at Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose Costa Rica.

At 8:33 am, aircraft registration N10422, was piloted by Venezuelan Alberto Diaz. The plane apparently blew a tire.

Pavas Fire trucks were on hand but their services were not called for. The plane was towed to the hanger at 10:42.

Friction Grinds Emirates Airbus Tire to a Nub in Hong Kong Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Steve Brimley

What: Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800 en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong
Where: Hong Kong
When: Apr 7th 2012,
Why: Passengers on the Emirates flight disembarked on to the runway after a fast landing where two main tires burst.

Passengers smelled the burning rubber and reported that they saw sparks.

On landing, the brakes locked up, which pretty eliminated the tires and part of the wheel (termed an anti-skid failure.) As you can see in the snapshot, the wheels were ground flat by the friction.

The friction just pours off the pavement in the youtube clip. No injuries were reported.

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