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Old 5th Feb 2017, 16:24   #1 (permalink)
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Air Canada Airbus A330 rejects take-off at Brussels Airport

This morning an Airbus A330-343 (C-GFAJ) from Air Canada (AC833) rejected its take-off while building up speed on Brussels Airport runway 07R. During the rejected take-off both tyres on the right hand side bursted.
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Nice job, looks like they got clear of the runway before the fuse plugs melted. I realize that you can't always do that on a high speed RTO.
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Air Canada AC833 damaged on takeoff at BRU

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Air Canada flight grounded because of damage to wheels prior to takeoff - Montreal - CBC News
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Canadians are not well known for their ability to point things in the right direction, if the recent tennis match is anything to go by ... the probably hit something.
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Air Canada flight grounded because of damage to wheels prior to takeoff

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Air Canada flight grounded because of damage to wheels prior to takeoff - Montreal - CBC News
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That could have been quite unpleasant had a subsequent landing been necessary.

A lot of force must have been in play to cause that amount of damage. Some sort of seizure?
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A lot of force must have been in play to cause that amount of damage. Some sort of seizure?
What damage are you referring to? Looks like the tyre(s) that burst following the RTO had already been removed by the time the photo was taken.
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To me it looks like the wheel has liberated itself from the axel, damaging the brake hydraulic lines in the proces, necessitating sand to clean up the fluids from the ground.

Removal of the tire/wheel the normal way usually requires some sort of jack which i dont see in the picture.
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What damage are you referring to? Looks like the tyre(s) that burst following the RTO had already been removed by the time the photo was taken.
Yes, apologies, I think some threads got merged since I posted, I thought the most recent pic was the result of whatever happened during the T/O roll (ie, wheels gone, but not because someone jacked the a/c up and took them off!)
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To me it looks like the wheel has liberated itself from the axel, damaging the brake hydraulic lines in the process, necessitating sand to clean up the fluids from the ground.
You may well be right about damaged brake lines, but that could as easily be caused by flying chunks of tyre carcass, it doesn't necessarily mean the whole wheel has departed, and they didn't in this instance:

Air Canada Airbus A330 rejects take-off at Brussels Airport - Luchtzak.be

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Removal of the tire/wheel the normal way usually requires some sort of jack which i don't see in the picture.
It looks like both the outer wheels have been removed. You do that one at a time on the A330, by jacking up the appropriate end of the bogie, so the jack will be lurking behind the rightmost wheel in the photo, in fact I think you can just see part of it poking up.
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