[VIDEO] Tire On American Airlines Boeing Jet Blows Out And Bursts Into Flames

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Video footage shows a tire blowing out and bursting into flames on an American Airlines flight moments before takeoff.

Captain Steven Markovich posted a YouTube video of the incident in Tampa.

“AA Flight 590 Boeing 737-800 Tampa to Phoenix Explodes Tire Just Before Takeoff Runway 19R. Landing Gear Catches Fire,” Markovich wrote.


The airplane carried 174 passengers and six crew members.

WTSP reports:

Data from FlightAware shows the plane was a Boeing 737-800 that was scheduled to depart around 7:30 a.m.

Shortly after stopping, the tire burst into flames and first responder vehicles, known as Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) trucks, showed up. Four trucks initially reported to the scene, and the fire didn’t spread to any other part of the plane.

“I don’t think the aircraft even realizes they caught on fire,” the man said in the video. “I’m sure they can’t see it.”

“Yet ANOTHER Boeing has lost a tire during take off. This makes the second in just 36 hours. Yesterday was a United Boeing 757. Today was an American 737,” journalist Nick Sortor wrote.

Earlier this week, a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 lost one of its landing gear tires moments after taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.

Wheel Falls Off United Airlines Boeing Airplane Moments After Takeoff

From the New York Post:

Voices over the radio can be heard saying “Abort” and “We’ve got a blown tire” as a steady stream of smoke can be seen billowing out from the plane’s right landing gear.

Other video footage shows airport firefighters extinguishing the flames.

The American Airlines Flight 590 was set to take off from Tampa around 7:50 a.m. for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the runway shortly before 8 a.m., Tampa International Airport spokesman CJ Johnson said.

There were 174 passengers and six crew members aboard the plane at the time of the incident. Everyone was taken from the plane and bused to the terminal, American Airlines spokesman Alfredo Garduño said.

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