British Airways A380 tyre pressure incident


On May 5th, a British Airways Airbus A380-800 flying route BA32 from Hong Kong to London Heathrow was near its cruising altitude during its climb out of Hong Kong when the crew received a tyre pressure indication. The flight continued to Heathrow and requested that a tug would be available when it lands in case the aircraft wasn’t able to taxi. The aircraft landed safely at Heathrow and taxied to the gate by itself.

Tyre deflation is not something unknown, but a deflation that caused the tyre to become square is something that puzzled many at Heathrow once the aircraft landed.

A similar accident had happened to an Air India 777 some weeks earlier. 


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