Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5461 times:
This morning an Aer Lingus A330 traveling from New York made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport after the crew reported that a warning light in the cockpit was indicating abnormally high break temperatures. The aircraft landed safely and there was no injuries reported on board. As a precautionary measure, the airport fire service was called to meet the aircraft on the taxiway/runway.
The same thing, but less serious, happened to me coming home from Boston in the jump seat when a warning horn sounded and the EICAS screen indicated that the breaks were in "yellow" temperature.
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5342 times:
Well RTE news are renowned here in Ireland for their vague view on things, so I'm not quite sure if it was a false alarm or not. It seems strange though to have a break warning go off 5 hours into the flight when they've cooled down
Lxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
I see Ireland is having a bad patch at the moment
The Aer Lingus strike
The A330 incident
F50 at Cork that skidded off the runway
Spanair AC damaged by catering truck at 2.30am
this morning-plus the bad weather in Western Europe
I had paxs on BA054 JNB LHR last night-diverted to
Ambasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5109 times:
Following an event such as an aborted takeoff, the brakes build up a lot of kinetic energy and heat, it is therefore better to have the tires deflate safely rather than have them explode due to this heat.
In the case of this flight, i would reckon that it was unlikely that the brakes were hot following a transatlantic flight, more than likely it was a sensor problem.
An Exloding tire were the cause of the Nationair DC8 crash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1990 (date uncertain.)