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AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:41 am

Didn't see this posted. Nothing terribly exiting, but a good video of the landing:

http://www.click2houston.com/news/13759953/detail.html
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:07 am

Nice video.
On other cargo news. Anyone have an update on when we can expect Jade Cargo at IAH?
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:49 am

Does anyone know which runway it came back in on? It looks like runway 33 in the video, and if it was that is an extremely rare approach to IAH.
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:54 am

My local news has it as an a Alaskan Airlines jet. I am LMAO!!! Boy would that not be a fleet change:

Aircraft Burns Off Fuel over Tyler County After Blowing Tires
POSTED BY DAVID INGRAM, SR.

UPDATED AT 9:33

All passengers aboard an Air Alaska Jet are safe after making an emergency landing in Houston.

Around 8:30 this morning the Tyler County sheriff’s Office confirmed to KBMT that an airliner bound for Gander New Foundland had begun burning fuel in the Dam B area after officials say it blew four tires on takeoff. Witnesses calling the KBMT newsroom expressed concern because it was flying very low with its landing gear down.

Roland Herwig with the Federal Aviation Administration says the Anateov 124 is NOT a passenger jet but says it is a huge aircraft. It had 18 people on board.

After successfully offloading excess fuel the large aircraft flew to Houston where it made a successful landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The jet landed without incident at 9:20 a.m.

The FAA is now beginning an investigation to find out what caused the tires to blow
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:56 am

33 would be a quite unusual approach as it takes the plane over the toll road which I understand was closed while the aircraft approached. With the storms in the area today I can only assume that 33 was the best runway with the gusty winds.

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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting Jtamu97 (Reply 4):
unusual approach as it takes the plane over the toll road

Exactly. Even the north belt drivers would have had a great view of this. Not only are drivers not used to seeing anything landing on runway 33 (it's literally exclusive to departures only), but they would have got the pleasure of seeing that monster come overhead.
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:17 am

Yep, I think I would have wrecked myself. I have had the pleasure of driving on the Beltway when the KLM 747 and Lufthansa A340 have taken off from 15. When those things come screaming over the Beltway it sure is a site. Before the toll road was built, it was not too unusual to land on 33 (formerly 32 in those days).

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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:23 am

Quoting Jtamu97 (Reply 3):
The FAA is now beginning an investigation to find out what caused the tires to blow

Heavy load on the plane? Big grin
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:40 am

Why would an aircraft that blew some tires on takeoff circle to burn fuel and land from its point of origin instead of flying to its destination.
1) The plane has to land anyway
2) If fuel has to be burned, why not use it to get the aircraft and cargo to its destination instead of wasting it?

Is a blown tire a risk during flight?
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:59 am

Quoting ISIDRINK (Reply 8):
2) If fuel has to be burned, why not use it to get the aircraft and cargo to its destination instead of wasting it?

I wondered the same thing with the B6 320 out of BUR. As long as the tires aren't on fire (which has happened in the past), I would think you might as well have the emergency landing in the destination?
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:12 pm

Quoting ISIDRINK (Reply 8):
Is a blown tire a risk during flight?



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
I would think you might as well have the emergency landing in the destination?

A blown tire in itself does not pose a risk inflight, but its not the blow tire they are worried about. Lots of times when a tire blows, pieces of the wheel assembly, brake assembly, rubber, and other parts go flying in every direction. The worry is that one of these pieces may have punctured the fuselage, and if you continued the flight, then you might have a more serious problem, like a cabin pressure leak or additional damage to the fuselage when the aircraft pressurizes. Most pilots and companies would rather burn the fuel and land, rather then risk the hazards of continuing. Plus, as a pilot, I can say that in most cases, if anything goes wrong, I would rather get on the ground as soon as possible, rather then continuing on with the worry of what might happen in the back of my head!!!
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:55 pm

Quoting Click2Houston article:
According to Antonov's Web site, the AN-124 is designed for transportation of heavy and oversized cargo.

They had to check Antonov's website to learn what the AN-124 is built for?
But okay, at least they did check the website, instead of writing about Anateov, Alaska Airlines and passengers on board...  no 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:31 pm

IAH was quite busy today with that FAA building 60 miles out having a strange odor in it too causing an evacuation and up to 90minute delays
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:39 pm

Quoting CBPhoto (Reply 10):
The worry is that one of these pieces may have punctured the fuselage, and if you continued the flight, then you might have a more serious problem, like a cabin pressure leak or additional damage to the fuselage when the aircraft pressurizes.

Possible concerns of punctured hydraulic lines with a slow leak that may not cause an immediate problem, but could be potentially catastrophic.

Often too, gear will not retract and stow properly after a blown tire.
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:50 pm

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 11):
Alaska Airlines

I believe it was Air Alaska.  biggrin 
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:54 pm

I would be interested in seeing the track it flew. Anyone know the flight # or destination?
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:59 pm

Quoting StrandedInBGM (Reply 15):
Anyone know the flight # or destination?

Houston - Gander, Canada
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting StrandedInBGM (Reply 15):
Anyone know the flight # or destination?



As with any return to gate situation the leg would be blocked as IAH-IAH...
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:08 am

Quoting StrandedInBGM (Reply 15):
I would be interested in seeing the track it flew. Anyone know the flight # or destination?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB2720/history/20070726/1116Z/KIAH/KIAH
A318 A319 A320 A321 717 722 732 733 735 737 738 739 752 762 763 772 DC9 DC10 DHC8 E120 E145 E170 MD80 MD90 F100 CRJ CR7 CR9
 
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RE: AN124 Blows Tires, Returns To IAH (w/ Video)

Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:04 am

Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 13):
Often too, gear will not retract and stow properly after a blown tire.

That was what I was thinking. Not only that, but what if it had retracted properly, but got stuck? Also, sometimes blown tires can cause brake fires.
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