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More: Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD)
More: China, May 13, 2006
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A visitor from United States posted Fri August 27, 2010:
Too bad the brakes worked better than the tires. Great job by the crew keeping her on the runway centerline though instead of going off-road and collapsing the gear.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed August 18, 2010:
Those marks are in a straight line that is amazing.they were very lucky i think to hold the a/c on the runway

A visitor from Germany posted Sat January 23, 2010:
Seems as those Brakes worked werry well :)

A visitor from Portugal posted Tue October 13, 2009:
Tokyo drift style

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 17, 2009:
Skid markz from outa hell! (scnr)

A visitor from - posted Thu July 17, 2008:
Ah well, I guess a good landing is one that you can walk away from, eh? 5 stars :)

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu November 22, 2007:
WOW! Great job to the pilots keeping this thing on the runway.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 9, 2007:
Great though scary

A visitor from Singapore posted Tue November 6, 2007:
I think this occurred because a Take-Off Rejected. The rubber fire and melt up.

A visitor from Singapore posted Wed October 31, 2007:
I think this is the emergency take-off abort. I saw like this in b777 take-off cancellation test. Many reason stands for it, like bird strike on engine so the pilot wouldn't take any risk.

A visitor from Norway posted Fri September 8, 2006:
And it said "Kaboooof" ... and no more air in the wheels lol looks funny, but comprehensive operation changing the wheels.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Thu August 31, 2006:
Doesn't happen often and when it does the black rubber is not always straight. Congratulations - right place , right time.

A visitor from Austria posted Wed July 12, 2006:

A visitor from Austria posted Wed July 12, 2006:
A real great shot.........i wonder how you got this foto

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri July 7, 2006:
So that will be 12 tires, 14 carbon brake disc stacks and 45 pads. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$USD thank you very much! Dont see that very often!

A visitor from India posted Tue May 30, 2006:
This is what i would call : burning the rubber

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon May 29, 2006:
The all breakes failed working (they have locked still during flight) so the pilot made an emergency landing. This is the consequence: 12 tires blew up but the pax were safe.

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Oh my god, incredible photo, looks like the tires draw lines through all the runway, I wanna know if it is a video from this incident

A visitor from Greece posted Thu May 25, 2006:
According to my knowledge, this can happen from an overweight or overspeed landing, when the brakes reach very high temperatures (600 degrees C or more)A quick google search returned that according to the airline, the A340-600 airbus returned from Seoul, South Korea to the Pudong airport at about 2:23pm on Saturday. During the landing, 12 tires of the undercarriage blew up. The crew immediately adopted emergency measures to safely stop the aircraft on the runway. All 232 passengers were taken away by shuttle bus and the plane was pulled off the runway for repair later. The airline said the accident was still under investigation.

A visitor from Malaysia posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Wow what happened. Looks like all the tires went flat.

A visitor from Spain posted Thu May 25, 2006:
The skid markes are perfectly straight, it may not have any tyers left but wow what a pilot!!!

A visitor from Greece posted Thu May 25, 2006:
I think the tires are sunk in a layer of soft special cement at the edge of the runway. That kind of layers exist in some airports and prevents aircrafts which had problematic landings, to run off the runway and get out of the airport area. If such a layer existed at Toronto airport, possibly the Air France 340 wouldn't got into the trench and caught fire (Flight AF385 - 02.08.2005)

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Excellent picture! A lot of details to see! Things you should think about looking at this picture is the amount of energy that those tires absorbed. I'm pretty sure the rims grinded the runway as well. Do you have more pictures of this accident? Please post them! Rare picture to see...

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Did someone on the cockpit forgot he was an airplane pilot instead of a dragcar pilot;)

A visitor from China posted Thu May 25, 2006:
News comes that ABS failure made it :(

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Looks like an anti skid malfunction.

A visitor from Canada posted Wed May 24, 2006:
I guess what happened is that the pilot was landing with his parking brake on, what happened to the US Airways' ERJ-170 few months ago.

A visitor from France posted Wed May 24, 2006:
I think this is what happen when park brakes are set while landing !!

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Hi nice photo, but does anyone know what the yellow looking bags are?

A visitor from Trinidad And Tobago posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Likely the effects of a possible anti-skid system failure. the yellow bags holds fragments from each tyre. Good job of keeping plane on runway safely

A visitor from - posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Wow, what exactly happened? I'm guessing that it was a really hard landing?

A visitor from Germany posted Wed May 24, 2006:
The tires looks very flat...

A visitor from - posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Burn rubber baby! I can almost smell it. Great pic.

A visitor from Uruguay posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Wow, when did it happen?

A visitor from Italy posted Wed May 24, 2006:
What did happen? I suppose it was a too hard landing...I don't find any other explanation. Can someone help me?

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 24, 2006:
He blew his tires on landing?

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed May 24, 2006:
What has happened?

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed May 24, 2006:
Was this durin´ landing or take-off? T.B.

A visitor from - posted Wed May 24, 2006:
People that is what you call "burning rubber".

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Huh, what trace?

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 23, 2006:
It makes me sick to look at it;-( nice foto

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 23, 2006:
What the hell happenend there?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue May 23, 2006:
I think the common term the pilot would have said after seeing this is "Whoops I've skidded me undercarriage again" :)

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Hey, what are those yellow things?

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 23, 2006:
RTO? How many meters to the line?

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Oh, man! Talk about flat tires! Why, how and were?! I would call that landing a real thrill for those involved. /Joz in Sweden

A visitor from Australia posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Whoops, just a bit hard on the hand brake there :P

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 23, 2006:
JEEPERS CREEPERS!!! That must have been a hard landing to pop all those tires.

A visitor from Ireland posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Detailed photo, great to see, what caused all the damage ?

A visitor from Hungary posted Tue May 23, 2006:
It shure was a hard landing - or aborted T/O.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Wow!, what a brake system!. What are these yellow bags, ice for the brakes?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Whoa those skid marks go on forever!

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Hmm, what happened here? Emergency landing or what?

A visitor from Poland posted Tue May 23, 2006:

A visitor from Austria posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Oh my god

what a luck for the pax are ok

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 23, 2006:
What happened to the wheels? The aircraft is still on the runway, isn't it?

A visitor from Norway posted Tue May 23, 2006:
WOW! What happend here?

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 23, 2006:
At least they did it very straight ;)

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Interesting picture. I wonder what the yellow plastic bags are there for

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue May 23, 2006:
What has happened?

A visitor from Spain posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Look at the runway surface finish. High quality concrete !!!. But what are those plastic bags for ?.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Damn, the Tires look pretty done. Looks pretty scary with the stripes behind the Wheels

A visitor from Australia posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Great iniative there, great photo showing all the details :)

They drive just like I do! :P

A visitor from Finland posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Whoa what happened? great angle of photo... and not very usual

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Talk about coming to a screeching halt! Thanks Elizabeth for getting out there and capturing the moment.

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