Incident: Emirates A380 blows two tyres landing at Hong Kong yesterday

Posted: April 8, 2012 in Airlines, Asia, Aviation & Airports (General News)
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An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800 (EK-384) from Bangkok, Thailand to Hong Kong landed with two blown right-hand main tyres.

The Emirates Airbus A380 sits on the Runway at Hong Kong Airport with Blown Tires

The Emirates Airbus A380 sits on the Runway at Hong Kong Airport with Blown Tires

The disabled aircraft vacated the runway via high speed turn off stopping just past the hold short line. The passengers disembarked onto the taxiway via mobile stairs about one hour after landing.

The northern runway 07L/25R was closed for about 4 hours until the aircraft was towed off the taxiway. The runway had been estimated to return to service by 23:30Z (07:30L Apr 8th Hong Kong Time), about 14 hours after landing.

Passengers reported they saw sparks from an engine at the right hand side and noticed a burning smell, the crew quickly announced they had burst tyres. An observer on the ground reported maintenance staff were replacing a number of tyres.

Sources at Hong Kong Airport report the aircraft suffered an anti-skid failure on landing resulting in brakes blocking and causing two main wheels to be ground down to the axle.

Read the full Aviation Herald story here….

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