FlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 535 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3170 times:
Today (11/5) at work I saw that US 193, FRA-CLT, came back to FRA around 1ish after having departed (computer log said Inbound from FRA) from there. The airplane was then towed to V168 (that's apron, way out there, not anywhere where the plane is usually parked) and it also had an N proceeding the flight, which normally indicates an emergency landing.
FlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
Got the details to the incident at work today:
Upon takeoff, a tire exploded, and, similar to the Concorde tragedy, parts of the tire hit the wing. It supposedly ripped a pretty huge junk out of the flaps. Don't know if the aircraft dumped fuel (I would assume, since most transatlantic flights leave with a TOW higher than maximum landing weight). They replaced the tire and then flew the aircraft to CLT with the hole in the flaps! Appearently they made it without problems. Didn't hear anything different. And no news normally means good news in aviation.