Essentials of Tire Wear and Care, Part 2

Photo of brake heat damage
Excessive temperatures from hot brakes can cause damage to a tire.
Credit: Aircraft Tire Care & Maintenance, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
A tragic loss of tire pressure led to a fatal accident involving a Learjet 60 on Sept. 19, 2008, during a rejected takeoff at Columbia, South Carolina. The NTSB’s investigation revealed that the tires had experienced approximately 2% pressure loss per day in the previous three weeks since the...

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