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Southwest Lost A Tire !  
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 906 times:

A Southwest Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing after it lost one of its rear tires on takeoff from a Los Angeles-area airport.
No one was hurt.

The plane was heading from Burbank to Sacramento Thursday with 127 passengers and five crew members on board when the left rear
outside tire fell off.

It's not clear when the pilots knew the tire was missing but they were able to land safely about an hour and 20 minutes after takeoff at another airport about 45 miles away in Ontario, California.



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 786 times:

The EXACT same thing happened to their 737-2H4 registered N53SW on Jan. 19, 1994 here in Little Rock (LIT). As the plane lifted off the runway, the left-outer main wheel detached and was sent hurdling into a hanger door at the Raytheon Aircraft completions center off of LIT's RWY 22R.Luckily no one was injured. Flight 017 made a successful emergency landing at Dallas Love Field (DAL) about an hour and a half later....Just thought I'd share that with you all.


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User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 780 times:

Ahhh,
Just send one of there f/a s out on the wing and duct tape it back on LOL
matt


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 776 times:

I wonder if its related to their budget maintenance or if that is another inherent defect with those 737 models ?


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 776 times:

Bruce: would you care to exapnd on your reference to Southwest's budget maintenance? I always thought was one area of their operation where no corners were cut (Their safety record would so indicate).

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 764 times:

Well, I dont know but many of the budget airlines have to cut corners SOMEWHERE, maintenance may be part especially if they subcontract; they may be subcontracting to a cheap company. AirTran subcontracts too....and their only crash that I can think of was Valujet 592....and the cause? The subcontractor & falsified repair orders. Thats just my gut feeling.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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