Aviation Photo #1050502 Airbus A340-642 - China Eastern Airlines

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    Elizabeth
    China Eastern Airlines
    Airbus A340-642
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus
    586
    B-6055
    Shanghai - Pudong International
    China
    May 13, 2006
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Photo Added: May 23, 2006

Comments (66)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Talk about coming to a screeching halt! Thanks Elizabeth for getting out there and capturing the moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whoa what happened? great angle of photo... and not very usual
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great iniative there, great photo showing all the details :)

They drive just like I do! :P
Anonymous
11 years ago
Damn, the Tires look pretty done. Looks pretty scary with the stripes behind the Wheels
Anonymous
11 years ago
Look at the runway surface finish. High quality concrete !!!. But what are those plastic bags for ?.
10 months ago
Cleaning up the FOD. Look at the guys down the runway cleaning up tire debris.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What has happened?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Interesting picture. I wonder what the yellow plastic bags are there for
Anonymous
11 years ago
At least they did it very straight ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! What happend here?
Anonymous
11 years ago
What happened to the wheels? The aircraft is still on the runway, isn't it?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh my god

what a luck for the pax are ok
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brakes...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hmm, what happened here? Emergency landing or what?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whoa those skid marks go on forever!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!, what a brake system!. What are these yellow bags, ice for the brakes?
Anonymous
11 years ago
It shure was a hard landing - or aborted T/O.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Detailed photo, great to see, what caused all the damage ?
Anonymous
11 years ago
JEEPERS CREEPERS!!! That must have been a hard landing to pop all those tires.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whoops, just a bit hard on the hand brake there :P
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh, man! Talk about flat tires! Why, how and were?! I would call that landing a real thrill for those involved. /Joz in Sweden
Anonymous
11 years ago
RTO? How many meters to the line?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey, what are those yellow things?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think the common term the pilot would have said after seeing this is "Whoops I've skidded me undercarriage again" :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
What the hell happenend there?
Anonymous
11 years ago
It makes me sick to look at it;-( nice foto
VTBDflyer
Anonymous
11 years ago
Huh, what trace?
Anonymous
11 years ago
People that is what you call "burning rubber".
Anonymous
11 years ago
Was this durinĀ“ landing or take-off? T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What has happened?
Anonymous
11 years ago
He blew his tires on landing?
Anonymous
11 years ago
What did happen? I suppose it was a too hard landing...I don't find any other explanation. Can someone help me?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, when did it happen?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Burn rubber baby! I can almost smell it. Great pic.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The tires looks very flat...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, what exactly happened? I'm guessing that it was a really hard landing?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Likely the effects of a possible anti-skid system failure. the yellow bags holds fragments from each tyre. Good job of keeping plane on runway safely
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hi nice photo, but does anyone know what the yellow looking bags are?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think this is what happen when park brakes are set while landing !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I guess what happened is that the pilot was landing with his parking brake on, what happened to the US Airways' ERJ-170 few months ago.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like an anti skid malfunction.
Anonymous
11 years ago
News comes that ABS failure made it :(
Anonymous
11 years ago
Did someone on the cockpit forgot he was an airplane pilot instead of a dragcar pilot;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent picture! A lot of details to see! Things you should think about looking at this picture is the amount of energy that those tires absorbed. I'm pretty sure the rims grinded the runway as well. Do you have more pictures of this accident? Please post them! Rare picture to see...
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think the tires are sunk in a layer of soft special cement at the edge of the runway. That kind of layers exist in some airports and prevents aircrafts which had problematic landings, to run off the runway and get out of the airport area. If such a layer existed at Toronto airport, possibly the Air France 340 wouldn't got into the trench and caught fire (Flight AF385 - 02.08.2005)
Anonymous
11 years ago
The skid markes are perfectly straight, it may not have any tyers left but wow what a pilot!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow what happened. Looks like all the tires went flat.
Anonymous
11 years ago
According to my knowledge, this can happen from an overweight or overspeed landing, when the brakes reach very high temperatures (600 degrees C or more)A quick google search returned that according to the airline, the A340-600 airbus returned from Seoul, South Korea to the Pudong airport at about 2:23pm on Saturday. During the landing, 12 tires of the undercarriage blew up. The crew immediately adopted emergency measures to safely stop the aircraft on the runway. All 232 passengers were taken away by shuttle bus and the plane was pulled off the runway for repair later. The airline said the accident was still under investigation.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh my god, incredible photo, looks like the tires draw lines through all the runway, I wanna know if it is a video from this incident
Anonymous
11 years ago
The all breakes failed working (they have locked still during flight) so the pilot made an emergency landing. This is the consequence: 12 tires blew up but the pax were safe.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is what i would call : burning the rubber
Anonymous
11 years ago
So that will be 12 tires, 14 carbon brake disc stacks and 45 pads. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$USD thank you very much! Dont see that very often!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A real great shot.........i wonder how you got this foto
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
11 years ago
Doesn't happen often and when it does the black rubber is not always straight. Congratulations - right place , right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
And it said "Kaboooof" ... and no more air in the wheels lol looks funny, but comprehensive operation changing the wheels.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this is the emergency take-off abort. I saw like this in b777 take-off cancellation test. Many reason stands for it, like bird strike on engine so the pilot wouldn't take any risk.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this occurred because a Take-Off Rejected. The rubber fire and melt up.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great though scary
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW! Great job to the pilots keeping this thing on the runway.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ah well, I guess a good landing is one that you can walk away from, eh? 5 stars :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Skid markz from outa hell! (scnr)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Tokyo drift style
Anonymous
7 years ago
Seems as those Brakes worked werry well :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Those marks are in a straight line that is amazing.they were very lucky i think to hold the a/c on the runway
Anonymous
7 years ago
Too bad the brakes worked better than the tires. Great job by the crew keeping her on the runway centerline though instead of going off-road and collapsing the gear.

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