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United flight blows two tires on landing at RSW

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Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) closed operations after a United Boeing 737-8 plane blew two tires while landing. At around 11 a.m., an airport alert was sent regarding possible blown tires on landing. People on board the United Airlines flight told NBC2 that the flight had gone smoothly up until landing. (nbc-2.com) More...

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Flightdog
Roger Curtiss 3
Passenger said there was the sound of a puff of smoke. What does a puff sound like?
tsilver473
Tony Silverstrå 1
Puff the magic dragon.....
CAH747
CLARENCE HELLER 1
Thank you Michael Foster for an intelligent reply.
johntaylor571
John Taylor 4
Does the 737 co-pilot brakes have no anti-skid like the KC-135? I can't tell you how many tires I changed over the years cuz some co-pilot tapped his toes on the brake pedals on landing.
DrayHines
Dray Hines 1
Must have been a Navy pilot !!!!!
beachtraveller
Robert Brass 1
The airport authorities are required to "sweep" the runway for debris to avoid a mishap to another aircraft, such as what happened to a Concorde at CDG, when its fuel tanks were damaged by debris left on the runway by a prior departing flight. That wasn't a blown tire; however, it has caused the airports to be more cautious of events, such as these, subsequent to the Paris incident.
MichaelFoster
Michael Foster 6
The 737 has grown so much weight over the years, this demonstrates the need for double truck main wheel assemblies like the 757, should Boeing ever think of replacing the 737. The 737 first flew in 1964. A lot has changed in 58 years. 737-200 max weight is 115,500 and the 737-MAX8 is 181,200. This is a 58% increase in max weight. Boeing should have kept the 757 in their offerings instead of growing the 737 beyond it's initial design envelope. Don't get me wrong, the 737 is a great plane. But the 757 is a better platform for the pax numbers they are trying to get into the 737.
LeanderWilliams
Leander Williams 4
They had to close the airport while waiting on the Michelin Man.
SmittySmithsonite
SmittySmithsonite 1
HAHAHA!
GraemeSmith
GraemeSmith 6
Friend was delayed 24 hours by that. Apparently, there wasn't a jack available at Fort Myers to get the plane on its feet again and a large part of the delay was waiting for equipment to be brought from Orlando.
paultrubits
paul trubits -2
The jack is probably holding up the causeway to Sanibel Island

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