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Damn Those Tires!

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Federal aviation spokespeople are now saying - officially - that the little Learjet's tires were stripped to nothing as the aircraft careened down the runway to its ultimate fate, killing 4 and leaving DJ A.M. and Travis Barker badly burned.

Recordings from the cockpit indicate that the crew suspected a blown tire and attempted to abort take-off. But traveling at over 100 miles per hour, the plane swiftly ran out of runway and tore through a wall, crashing into an embankment.

The runway is now scarred where the bare rims of the aircraft sparked across it.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported today, Wednesday, that there was almost no rubber remaining on the Learjet's tires and that its brakes were severely damaged.

That sucks.

[Image via AP Images.]

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20 comments to “Damn Those Tires!”

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    change the headline, not comical

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    where'd my comments go??

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    Re: Leticia 82

    wheres my pic of Barack??

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    HA! HA!

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    It is standard procedure after a tire is blown to TAKE OFF then come back around and land on a very long runway. You are never supposed to abort the take off that far down the runway. Unfortunately this crash is due to poor judgment by the captain, not the tires. This is not an unusual occurrence as tires blow out all the time..especially on Lear 60's. So sad.

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    Aw my poor baby, Travis!…

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    Um….aren't they supposed to do an extensive pre-flight check on these sorts of things?
    What kind of discount flight was this. I notice the tires on my car and I am not flying thru the air in it…….well maybe sometimes.
    Maybe it's a good thing that this pilot is no longer around. She really sucked at her job!

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    LOL @ That sucks.

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    It's sad that a lot of private pilots don't receive the kind of training that commercial and military pilots get. Would have saved 4 lives that day.

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    Sad and scary for those who travel private a lot.

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    pilot error…if they where already at 100, take off speed is 115-130 depending on load. would have been better to get air, circle round and perform a controlled crash landing after the crash trucks had foamed the runway…then they would not have run out of runway, and crashed through a wall…sad though that a simple error in judgement cost so much…

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    No, actually, what sucks is that people died as a result of proper procedure not being followed.

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    OK so which one of you geniuses knows for sure whether or not they had reached V1, or whether or not the squat switches were damaged as the tires blew in effect disabling or rendering the brakes completely useless. Takeoff is one the most critical phases of flight and pilots drill and are trained relentlessly to prepare for the possibility of a mishap at decision speed. Be they airline pilots, or charter pilots. Really easy for armchair "experts" to dump on a couple of dead pilots.

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    They really are lucky to be alive. Look how badly the plane is demolished.