Malaysia Airlines plane tyre bursts during takeoff; fuselage pierced by debris

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

One of the tyres of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft burst during takeoff at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Sunday, forcing the flight’s cancellation.

Parts of the exploding tyre pelted the Boeing 737-800, creating puncture marks in the fuselage, the aviation website reported.

Flight MH387 was in the process of taking off at 1.30am on October 21, and scheduled to arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 7.30am, when the malfunction occurred.

Following the aborted take-off, the airplane was towed to a taxiway to allow its passengers to disembark, and inspection of the damage to be carried out.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Malaysia Airlines released a statement on the incident, saying: “An investigation is ongoing. Safety remains of utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines, and (we) will ensure that the aircraft is airworthy before being deployed for service.”

It is believed that the damaged airplane is still at the Pudong International Airport.


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