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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192037
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-145EP
Owner/operator:British Airways CitiExpress
Registration: G-EMBL
MSN: 145177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Birmingham Airport (BHX) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Destination airport:Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS/EDDL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
During takeoff at Birmingham, the left inboard main wheel tyre (number 2) shed its tread. 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, which may have been as a result of leakage from the wheel fuse plugs.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2004-27 issued by AAIB to Goodrich
Safety recommendation 2004-28 issued by AAIB to Embraer
Safety recommendation 2004-29 issued by AAIB to Embraer
Safety recommendation 2004-30 issued by AAIB to EASA


Photo of G-EMBL courtesy

Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
5 October 2007; (c) Don Gilham

Revision history:

17-Dec-2016 11:06 harro Added

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