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Egyptair’s Boeing 737 Blew Out a Tire During Landing in Jeddah

On the morning of Sunday 28th of May, Egyptair announced its plane blew out a tire during the landing at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah city, a coastal city in the Saudi Arabia Kingdom. The National carrier of Egypt declared that despite this unfortunate accident, the landing was successful without no causalities. Flight MS643 took off from the Cairo international airport on its way to the Saudi Arabia Kingdom. According to the official report, until now the cause of the tire blowing is still unknown, however, the plane is currently under examination to know the reasons behind this accident. The plane was the Boeing 737-800. This makes us raise the question does each type of plane has different tires?

Plane Tires:

Plane tires are different from those tires of cars. Though they are made of rubber, they are manufactured with strict processes because tires are considered one of the main players in achieving a successful landing. Different planes have different types of tires depending on the MTOW (Maximum Takeoff Weight) of a plane. The number of tires also differs from one plane to another. For example, the Boeing 777 uses 14 tires, the Airbus A380 22, and the Antonov An-225 requires 32. The plane tires are designed specially to withstand extremely high pressure and heavy laud. However, if the plane tires are made with special care to do their work perfectly, what leads to such accidents of tire blowouts?

The Causes Behind Plane Tires Blowout:

Plane tires are manufactured to deal with huge pressure and heat to suit their work for heavy loads and difficult landing and taking off. However, sometimes things do not work as they suppose to, not necessarily because of a mistake, but because this is how things end. This also goes for plane tires, maybe during the taking off or landing a tire blows out. According to experts in aviation fields, in some cases, the plane tires blow out because of the pressure of a hard landing that impacts badly on tires or the overheating of the brakes that causes the heat of tires. However, this differs from one case to another and there are no decisive causes behind the plane tires blowout. 


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