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AS 737-800 At SNA Blows Tires 6/21  
User currently offlinegreg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 205 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I was taxing past an Alaska Airlines 737-800 at SNA yesterday. It was sitting on the taxiway just clear of runway 19R surrounded by fire equipment and the passengers were being offloaded to busses.

It appeared to have blown a tire or two:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4518a0b1&opt=0



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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

The #4 tire blew out, don't know the cause. The #3, #4 tires and #4 brake were replaced.

User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Quoting yeelep (Reply 1):
The #4 tire blew out, don't know the cause. The #3, #4 tires and #4 brake were replaced.

Could that have been from heavy braking action on SNA's very short runway? Perhaps he landed a bit long or fast and got on the brakes hard?


User currently offlineaztrainer From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 2):
Could that have been from heavy braking action on SNA's very short runway? Perhaps he landed a bit long or fast and got on the brakes hard?

Quite possible or it could of been a hard landing. I have has some flight to SNA where they really flew it to the ground. Also have had some where they rotate an float and have to do heavy breaking. Then a very slow trip to the terminal.


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