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More: China Eastern Airlines
More: Airbus A340-642
More: Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD)
More: China, May 13, 2006
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B-6055 (cn 586) The main tyres were all blown and it had to be unloaded on the runway. Fortunately nobody hurt in this accident.
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A visitor from Singapore posted Tue June 20, 2006:
This is the first accident of A340-600

A visitor from Singapore posted Tue June 20, 2006:
I don't belive that the colourful aircraft make an incident!
Just like the last time SQ006 9V-SPK with Tropcal Megatop colour

A visitor from China posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Not heavy landing, but ABS failure made it...

A visitor from Japan posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Firestone tires?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue May 23, 2006:
A visitor from United States posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Cool pic but its *tires*

Depends what country you're in!!
Anybody know why the TYRES were all blown

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Does anybody know the reason for the blown tyres?
locked brakes? heavy touch down? Antiskid disabled?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 22, 2006:
"cool pic but its *tires*" - not in British English it isn't! The tyres have clearly blown!

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 21, 2006:
Good thing nobody was hurt. BTW, I like the paint job on that plane.

A visitor from Denmark posted Sun May 21, 2006:
Better tires? They did exactly what they are supposed to do! If you use full braking on a big aircraft the brakes reach very high temperatures, which makes the fuseplugs melt, this assures the tires wont explode! An aborted takeoff close to V1 will almost always end up in what we see in this photo

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Cool pic but its *tires*

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 20, 2006:
I'm glad everyone was ok, but look at that paint job. Gross...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Heavy landing?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Better City, Better Life, ... Better Tyres?

A visitor from Ireland posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Great Shot......must have been a poor landing by the Pilot!!!

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