The incident occurred early morning when an American Airlines flight AA2481 from Minneapolis (MSP) landed in Chicago and was doing a taxi to reach its gate.
American Airlines 737 Tire Burst
Due to this incident, it took around three hours for Boeing 737 to reach its parking stand.
The aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 737-800, registered as N969NN. According to ch-aviation, the aircraft was manufactured in 2015 and is powered by CFM 56-7B. Further, it has close to 25,000 flight hours and more than 10,000 flight cycles.
The aircraft is likely to be grounded at Chicago for maintenance. However, more details are awaited, and we will keep you posted.
In October 2023, United Airlines (UA) Boeing 737 MAX aircraft experienced a tire blowout during its landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 11:30 a.m.
This incident occurred on flight UA450, which had departed from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) roughly four hours earlier and was operated by one of the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes.
Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries among the 176 passengers and six crew members aboard the aircraft. However, passengers reportedly had to remain on the plane for up to two hours after landing, waiting for buses to transport them to the terminal building.
Following the tire blowout, the 737 MAX 9 safely moved off the runway onto one of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s taxiways, thus avoiding any operational disruptions for other flights at the airport.
As reported by ch-aviation.com, United Airlines currently includes 74 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft in its fleet.
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