A Malaysia Airlines flight MH387 sustained damage when both tyres of the left-hand main landing gear ruptured during takeoff from runway 35R at Shanghai-Pudong International Airport, China.

Flight MH387 was set to leave the Pudong International Airport (PVG) for Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on Sunday Oct 21, 2018 when the incident occurred.

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The aircraft, a Boeing 737-8H6 (9M-MXM) had both tyres of the left-hand main landing gear failed while accelerating for takeoff. The flight crew aborted takeoff and turned the aircraft onto a taxiway.

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The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via a high speed turn off about 1800 meters/5900 feet down the runway and stopped, emergency services foamed the landing gear. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The aircraft was then towed to the taxiway to allow for inspection and all passengers onboard safely disembarked.

“Investigation is currently still ongoing. Safety remains of utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines, and it will ensure that the aircraft is airworthy before being deployed for service,” the airline said in a statement on Sunday.

 

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