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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192036
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Time:13:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-145EU
Owner/operator:British Airways CitiExpress
Registration: G-EMBD
MSN: 145039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Venice-Marco Polo Airport (VCE/LIPZ) -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Venice-Marco Polo Airport (VCE/LIPZ)
Destination airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
During takeoff at Venice, the left inboard main wheel tyre (number 2) shed its tyre tread.
Because there were no indications of other problems with the aircraft the commander continued the flight to Manchester. On approach to Manchester, the crew declared an emergency and then carried out an uneventful landing on Runway 24L.

The tread had failed as a result of overstress in the sidewall of the tyre leading to a break up of the tyre casing plies. Air penetrated through the failure in the inner wall of the tyre and then permeated through the casing leading to the tread package lifting from the carcass. The overstress was attributed to the tyre running under inflated due to an air leak from the overpressure valve. The leak was due to corrosion on the over pressure valve seat from a poor anodised layer during manufacture and a degraded O-ring seal.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

28 Apr 2011 UR-DNK Dniproavia 0 Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) sub

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2004-23 issued by AAIB to Goodrich
Safety recommendation 2004-24 issued by AAIB to Goodrich
Safety recommendation 2004-25 issued by AAIB to Goodrich
Safety recommendation 2004-26 issued by AAIB to Goodrich


Photo of G-EMBD courtesy

Exeter (EGTE / EXT)
31 October 2007; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

17-Dec-2016 11:02 harro Added

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