Southwest Plane Blows Three Tires During Aborted Takeoff In Denv - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Southwest Plane Blows Three Tires During Aborted Takeoff In Denver

NBCNEWS.COM - A Southwest Airlines jet blew three tires Monday afternoon as the pilot aborted a takeoff from Denver because of a fire warning light in the cockpit.

The Las Vegas-bound Boeing 737 carried a full load of 137 passengers and five crew members. No one was injured.

Three buses were sent onto the runway to retrieve the evacuated passengers, and another plane was slated to take them to Las Vegas, Denver NBC station KUSA-TV reported.

Southwest spokeswoman Olga Romero told The Denver Post that the plane's rapid deceleration caused the jet's brakes to overheat and led to the tires blowing out. She credited the pilot with heeding the warning light.

"There was no fire," Romero added. "Procedurally, the pilot had to stop the flight. He made the right decision to ensure everything was safe."

On Monday evening, mechanics were trying to determine why the light came on, Romero said.

Airport spokeswoman Cyndi Karvaski told the Post that it was common for brakes to overheat and tires to blow out when a pilot stops a plane quickly before takeoff. 

The incident was the second in as many days involving blown tires on a commercial flight.

On Sunday, a United Express commuter plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark Liberty International Airport and veered off a runway.

The plane was carrying eight passengers and five crew members. No one was hurt.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

    Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:22 AM EST2018-02-22 13:22:31 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

    >>

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

    >>
  • Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:33 PM EST2018-02-23 01:33:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

    >>
  • Canadian medal winner takes off silver medal right after it's put on her neck

    Canadian medal winner takes off silver medal right after it's put on her neck

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-02-22 14:36:11 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

    >>

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/