Handling A High-Speed Tire Failure, Part 1

Failed tire photo
The NTSB’s investigation of the Learjet 60 accident focused on the high-speed failures of the main landing gear tires. Shown here is the right outboard main landing gear tire’s outboard sidewall damage.
Credit: NTSB
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