Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 Bursts Both Left Main Tyres

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), rejected takeoff due to burst tyres.

Aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from Pudong’s runway 35R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed due to both left main tyres bursting with pieces of the tyres penetrating the fuselage.

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.