AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
It says a ramp worker noticed the missing tire as the plane was near Terminal D, and the pax were bussed to the terminal. Why not let the plane continue to the gate? Is it because pushing it back was a risk they didn't want to take? Couldn't they have installed a new tire at the gate so they wouldn't have to worry about pushback?