An American Airlines Boeing 737 aborted its takeoff after it’s tires burst during the departure. The flight was headed from New York to Phoenix, and when the plane was about to take off, the tires burst almost immediately.
The plane made a successful stop after the incident, and there were no injuries reported.
An American Airlines spokesperson made the following statement on the situation. “Shortly after 1 p.m. ET yesterday, American Airlines flight 2829 halted takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) due to an issue with the left main landing gear. The aircraft stopped safely on the runway and customers were transferred to the terminal via bus, where they were transferred to another aircraft that re-departed for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) at 5:55 p.m. ET. We thank our crew for their professionalism and our customers for their patience.”
The aircraft itself was about 5 years old and has passed all specification requirements and preconditional testing measures. As of now, the plane will not make any more trips until the aircraft is completely fixed.