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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139989
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-4U3
Registration: PK-GWK
MSN: 25713/2531
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII) -   Indonesia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII)
Destination airport:Ujung Pandang-Hasanudin Airport (UPG/WAAA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Boeing 737-400 aircraft, registration PK-GWK, was being operated on a scheduled passenger service from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta to Hasanuddin Airport, Makassar as GA602.
After airborne flight crew felt that the aircraft vibrated. The flight crew observed that all engine parameters were indicating normal. After the landing gear was in up-position, the vibration disappeared. The flight crew continued the flight normally to the destination. During flight, the flight crew was notified by another company aircraft departed after GA602, that they observed tire debris left on the runway. There was no abnormality during cruise.
During approach briefing, the PIC also briefed the possibility of landing with one tire has burst. Although landing at maximum landing weight was permitted, the PIC requested a 30 minutes holding to the ATC in order to reduce landing weight.
During visual approach to runway 13, the flight crew requested to the Hasanuddin Tower for over-flying at an altitude of 400 feet, to verify the main landing gear tires condition. After the over-flying the tower informed the flight crew that there was a problem on the left main landing gear tire although the tower could not identify whether on the number one or number two tire.
The flight crew requested for assistance after landing. The aircraft landed safely and parked at the A taxiway where the passengers disembarked.
- The X form of damage indicated that a pointed object was rolled over by the tire causing tire burst. The pointed object could be one of the broken pieces of concrete.
- The tire burst peeled off the thread. The broken pieces of concrete and/ or the tire hit and damaged the left aft flap tearing through the flap thicknes


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Photo of PK-GWK courtesy

Singapore - Changi International (WSSS / SIN)
16 March 1998; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

21-Nov-2011 13:18 harro Added

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