Southwest Flight From Austin Blew Tyre on Landing in Orlando

Southwest Flight From Austin Blew Tyre on Landing in Orlando
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A Southwest Airlines flight from Austin blew it’s tyre on landing into Orlando International Airport a few days ago.

Incident: Southwest Flight From Austin Blew Tyre on Landing in Orlando…


Southwest Flight From Austin Blew Tyre on Landing in Orlando
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Southwest Airlines flight WN915 is a routine scheduled flight between Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida, with the affected rotation being operated by N208WN.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N208WN is a 18.7 year old Boeing 737-700 that was delivered to the carrier back in April 2005.

Of the 737-700 variant, the airline has 393 of them, of which 376 are in active service and 17 are currently parked at the time of writing (24/11/23).

The variation of aircraft in that fleet hold an average age of 18.4 years.

Southwest Airlines flight WN915 departed Austin at 0915 local time on November 22, and proceeded eastbound in the direction of Orlando, Florida.

As per The Aviation Herald, upon arrival into it’s destination, one of the tyre’s blew up on touchdown.

However, the aircraft was able to vacate the runway safely, with passengers also disembarking safely too. The aircraft was grounded for over 24 hours following this incident.

All eyes will be on what commercial flights the aircraft does next following the relevant and necessary repairs made by the maintenance teams at Southwest Airlines in Orlando.

The Austin-originated flight would have caused concern for passengers onboard, but the aircraft does have contingencies for these sorts of situations.

All eyes will be on whether another such incident involving this aircraft will happen again following this incident.

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