FOD Incident: Jade Cargo B744 at Istanbul on May 7th 2010, tyre debris penetrated fuselage

tyre debris penetrated fuselage

A Jade Cargo Boeing 747-400, registration B-2439 performing freight flight JI-7453 from Shanghai (China) to Istanbul Ataturk (Turkey), completed a seemingly uneventful flight being cleared for an ILS approach runway 36R but advised of glideslope unreliable and tower suggesting to use a LOC approach only and landing on runway 36R with no apparent problem. The airplane taxied to the apron.

Ground staff discovered tyre debris had penetrated the fuselage just above the right hand body gear somewhere during the flight, either on takeoff from Shanghai or landing at Istanbul. It could not be established where the tyre damage occured.

Source (Aviation Herald)

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