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Bruce
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Southwest Lost A Tire !

Fri Sep 03, 1999 7:25 pm

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.
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It's Happened To Them Before

Sat Sep 04, 1999 1:02 pm

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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RE: It's Happened To Them Before

Sun Sep 05, 1999 1:04 am

Ahhh,
Just send one of there f/a s out on the wing and duct tape it back on LOL
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RE: It's Happened To Them Before

Sun Sep 05, 1999 1:34 am

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

Sun Sep 05, 1999 2:14 am

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).
 
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RE: Bruce: Budget Maintenance?

Sun Sep 05, 1999 11:21 am

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.
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