imagine the price of a new wheel :yikes:2FURYUS said::yikes: When I worked at McDonnell Douglas, they said those tires were $10k a piece. 16 ply or something like that.
Yeah, no kidding, plus all the inspections it's going to take to make that landing gear airworthy... or replaced.jeeps84 said::welcome:Beau
imagine the price of a new wheel :yikes:
I bet that was a bumpy landing. :help:
Most likely when the pilot touched down the calipers locked. 10,000 to 1 it was mechanical failure. It's not an E-Brake BTW:wink: I've seen Air Force planes break (engines locking up, landing gear not holding the weight of the landing, front strut snapping etc, etc...) but this is the first tire failure I've seen. I'm going to send this on to some of the plane mechanic guys. Yes, I'm Air Force, but I don't work on planes. Just the permanent fuel systems. I think some of the other guys on this board are plane mechanics...maybe they can shed some more light on this...Ace said:How could they take off? Or can the emergency brake be applier from inside the plane.
Could have been worse, they could have been flying and the plane break apart. Then part of them live and are strandon on an island with no idea where they are, strange polar bears, and the "others"...LOST
:withstupi :twfrox:Gas Man said:That's the way we do it around here cause :twfrox:
In my humble opinion, I think the wheels locked up and caused a massive blowout. Look at image #6. see the skid marks? That tells you that the anti-skid system went tango-uniform. But it could have been a # of different things. FOD, or worn out tires, or stuff like that. I'd go with the anit-skid though.
I believe the Anti-Skid system would be one system for both wheels. I don't think you'd want any chance of one wheel locking up, the plane would spin. I think...logic from Talisman...scary stuffGas Man said:I don't understand how that would make both rear landing gears to lock up.. but then again I know nothing about this stuff...