Handling A High-Speed Tire Failure, Part 2

Tire failure plane crash
The go/no-go decision during takeoff has little margin for error and the consequences of making the wrong decision can be unrecoverable. This accident illustrated that the decision to go vs. no-go isn’t as easy to execute in the event of a high-speed tire failure.
Credit: NTSB
In Part 1, we discussed flight crew reactions to tire failures on takeoff. Tire failures can cause serious secondary damage and could lead to fire. Our examination of the business jet sample also revealed that tire failures caused secondary damage to other critical systems in nearly two-thirds of...

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