Event Details

Title:Tire tread separation, Airbus A320-211, D-AIPX, 9 July 2002
Micro summary:This Airbus A320-211 experienced a tire tread separation on landing.
Event Time:2002-07-09 at 0742 UTC
File Name:2002-07-09-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2002/07/16
Site of event:Landing
Destination:London Heathrow Airport, London, England
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A320-211
Flight Phase:Landing
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:Shortly after a normal touchdown on Runway 27L at London Heathrow Airport, the flight crew felt light vibrations originating from the left side of the aircraft. Approximately four seconds later, two caution messages, 'GEAR NOT DOWN', and 'SYSTEM DISAGREE' appeared on the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) displays. The aircraft, which remained controllable as on a normal landing, vacated the runway and stopped on the taxiway for inspection by the Airfield Fire Service and the operator's maintenance organisation. It was found that most of the tread had become detached from the left main landing gear inboard tyre; however the tyre carcass had remained inflated.
Learning Keywords:Systems - Landing Gear
Systems - Landing Gear - Tires
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