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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210599
Last updated: 6 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-319 (ER)
Owner/operator:Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NCH
C/n / msn: 26264/555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Brisbane Airport (YBBN), Brisbane, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:YBBN
Destination airport:YJBB
Investigating agency: BASI
Shortly after takeoff, the crew of the Boeing 767 were advised by ATC that tyre debris and part of a control pulley had been found on the departure runway. The crew advised that they would return to land after jettisoning fuel to reach maximum landing weight. The crew later declared an emergency due to aircraft control difficulties. A distress phase was initiated by ATC. When emergency services were in position, the airport was closed to all other operations and the aircraft landed safely. A subsequent inspection of the aircraft revealed that the tread of the inner rear tyre on the right main landing gear had separated, although the tyre had remained inflated. Liberated rubber debris had entered the right wheel well, damaging a pulley and its mounting bracket in the right inboard aileron control system. This led to a loss of function of the right inboard aileron due to a reduction of aileron cable tension. Investigation of the tyre failure by the tyre manufacturer concluded that the failure was the result of the loss of rubber adhesion to the casing plies below the buff line. The tyre was on its fifth retread and had been subjected to nine landings since the last retread. The aircraft manufacturer reported that redundancies built into the aircraft control system provided sufficient remaining lateral control, despite the loss of right inboard aileron function.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of ZK-NCH courtesy

Osaka - Kansai International (RJBB / KIX)
13 September 2003; (c) Alastair T. Gardiner

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07-May-2018 19:54 Pineapple Added

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