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On 20 December 2004, ground engineers noticed that the number-2 tyre of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft was damaged, showing sidewall separation and shredding of tyre shoulders.

The ATSB commenced a category 4 investigation to determine if safety was compromised, as this tyre damage was similar to that being investigated in occurrence 200405118, which occurred on the previous day. The 20 December 2004 occurrence is being investigated as part of the previous day’s occurrence investigation.

Status: Downgraded the occurrence to category 5 and investigation discontinued as a separate investigation.

General details
Date: 20 December 2004 Investigation status: Discontinued 
Time: NA  
Location   (show map):Sydney, Aero. Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Landing gear/indication 
Release date: 22 December 2004 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Discontinued Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 737 
Aircraft registration: VH-VOR 
Serial number: NK 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:NK
Departure time:NK
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Last update 13 May 2014