Tyre burst during landing of Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 767 at Istanbul Airport

Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 767Tyre burst during landing of Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 767-300ER at Istanbul-Ataturk International Airport, Turkey. The parts of the tire hit the underside of the wing, where the fuel tanks were located, and caused significant damages to the aircraft. Fortunately the pilot succeeded to complete the landing safely and the aircraft taxied to the terminal normally. It was discovered at the stand that the right hand rear tire of the right hand main landing gear was damaged. Additionally the underside of the wing was punctured.

Against the possibility of fuel leaks safety teams at Ataturk Airport were also awaited around the aircraft. However, the preliminary inspection of the Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 767 did not found any leak and damage to the fuel tanks. The accident caused damages to the composite structure, but the fuel pipes and tanks were made by aluminum, so resisted to the type parts.

It was reported that there were no injuries caused by the incident and technical inspection was started immediately after landing.

Boeing 767 is a mid- to large-size, mid- to long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner. It was Boeing’s first wide-body twinjet and its first airliner with a two-crew glass cockpit. The aircraft has two turbofan engines, a conventional tail, and, for reduced aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design.