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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216905
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-409F
Owner/operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-18719
MSN: 33739/1355
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS) -   Singapore
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSIB Singapore
China Airlines flight CI5880, a Boeing 747-400F aircraft had a tire burst on the number 11 wheel at stand 507 at Changi Airport, Singapore while the tire pressure was being serviced. A tyre pressure gauge that the technician had placed on the top of the tyre was propelled towards the fuselage and damaged the wing body fairing above the No.11 tyre.

The bursting of the tyre was probably a result of the progressive weakening of the tyre wall because of a ply cord deterioration condition. The integrity of the tyre was compromised progressively and it was during this incident that the tyre wall could no longer withstand the internal inflation pressure and thus give way to a tyre burst.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSIB Singapore
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of B-18719 courtesy

Los Angeles - International (KLAX / LAX)
1 October 2014; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

30-Oct-2018 18:33 harro Added
01-Sep-2019 13:57 harro Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
08-Sep-2019 18:31 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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