Event Details

Title:Tire tread loss and airframe damage, Boeing 737-33A, 9H-ADH
Micro summary:This Boeing 737-33A experienced a tire shred and damage to the "A" hydraulic system, followed by a diversion.
Event Time:2004-09-01 at 1836 UTC
File Name:2004-09-01-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2004/09/07
Diversion Airport:Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow, Scotland
Site of event:Takeoff
Departure:Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow, Scotland
Destination:Malta International Airport (Luqa Airport), Malta
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-33A
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Operator(s):Air Malta
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Diverted to:Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow, Scotland
Executive Summary:During the takeoff from Glasgow Airport, the left inboard (No 2) tyre shed its tread. This led to the loss of the A system hydraulic contents, failure of the landing gear to retract and failure of the left main landing gear (MLG) green 'down and locked' light to illuminate in the cockpit. After holding for three hours to burn off fuel, the aircraft landed safely. The tyre failure was most probably due to fatigue in the sidewall. The tyre was at its sixth retread and close to its wear limit and may have reached its ultimate fatigue life prematurely for an undetermined reason; the retread limit for this tyre was R-6. The operator has since put in place several safety actions to prevent recurrence. No recommendations are made in this report.
Learning Keywords:Systems - Hydraulics
Systems - Landing Gear
Systems - Landing Gear - Tires
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