Photos: Military Plane Tire Ruptures On Landing

February 23, 2018

The airport’s airfield was shut down for approximately thirty minutes today [Feb 23] after the tire of an Egyptian Military C-130 aircraft ruptured while making a scheduled landing, resulting in “smoke and debris being scattered on the runway.”

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Sergeant Allan Wilkinson said, “At 10:20am this morning, the tower personnel at the LF Wade International Airport noticed a rear tire on the portside landing gear rupture while making a scheduled landing.

“The rupture cause smoke and debris to be scattered on the runway, resulting in the airfield being shut down for approximately thirty minutes. The C-130 was carrying fifteen military personnel on board the aircraft.

“The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were promptly alerted and responded to the incident with seven appliances and twelve personnel.

“Thermal imaging equipment was used by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service to determine if any additional hazards were present.

“The debris left on the runway was cleaned up by the Fire and Rescue personnel and the airport support staff, resulting in the airfield being re-opened at approximately 10:50am.

“The damage is currently being assessed and arrangements being made for repairs.”

Egyptian C130 Plane Bermuda, February 23 2018-2090

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  1. facts of the rock says:

    Not the 1st time the Egyptian C130′s have burst a tyre at Bermuda Airport.

  2. PBanks says:

    Do military aircraft like these carry their own spare tires, or do they have to wait for a vendor or the like to fly a replacement in? Because that tire looks absolutely shredded, can’t see a repair on that.

    • facts of the rock says:

      C130′s carry spares

    • Sailboat says:

      Mostly they will carry a spare. A rupture, however, is only part of the issue. The Engineers must also determine whether there is structural damage to the airframe.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    That damage should buff right out. Check with the new tire shop down there. They should be able to hook them up.

  4. George says:

    Can someone tell me why the Egyptian Air Force are frequent visitors to Bermuda. I understand it’s likely a fuel stop but why are they crossing the Atlantic? Maintainence? Training in the US? Interested to know.

    • Just a suggestion says:

      George, I could be wrong, but is it possible they where attending the Red Flag training in Nevada this particular visit and have stopped to re fuel as you suggest. The Air Force Times only mentions the UK and Aussie Air Forces but does say American allies where expected to attend. I know the Canadians where there I saw some pics on a web site

    • facts of the rock says:

      Fact:they are doing a regular shopping run,Bermuda Airport is quite used to them.

    • Bermy says:

      Usually carrying diplomatic mail/packages between the US/UN and Egypt.

      • Noha Hassid says:

        with 15 military personnel on board?!! LOL

    • Gabbs says:

      George that’s a dumb question, ya gotta be a child.

      • George says:

        Why is it a dumb question?
        Given your vocabulary and spelling issues you may want to review who is the dumb one here.

    • Triangle Drifter says:


    • Noha Hassid says:

      pretty good point – Many Egyptians are askin the same!!

  5. legalgal says:

    Cardossos can fix that up nice and fast. Why they cross – Guantanamo. But the state of that plane – maintenance as are US supplied.

  6. puzzled says:

    That is some serious damage to the wheel well housing and outer frame.

    Can’t fly all the way back home with you wheels down.

    I know.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Nothing that a little 300mph tape won’t fix. Get it at Gorhams.

      Don’t know what 300mph tape is? It is 2″ metal tape developed during WW2 to patch up small bullet holes. 300mph was about top speed for aircraft at the time. Good stuff. Better than duct tape. No glue residue when peeled off.

      • facts of the rock says:

        ya full of it !

        • Toodle-oo says:

          On the contrary !
          Over the years I’ve seen 2 different types . One is like heavy duty sticky tin foil and the other is what you can find in any of the maintenance/repair shops of the airlines here.
          The type the airlines actually use is like a lighter weight aluminium sheet that the planes are built of.
          This would be used if an aircraft sustained a punctured skin while on the ground and being serviced by baggage loading/unloading crews or maybe catering trucks.
          The problem for the airlines is that it’s a temporary repair and the plane would have to be ferried back (empty of passengers)to the base overseas for a proper fix.
          It sticks like nothing else .

      • sage says:

        C130′s can do 368mph.

  7. Mark says:

    Fuel stop.

  8. Pop says:

    Professional pilots actually

  9. Amir Ebrahim says:

    Thay are very very qualified and experienced pilots I think thay did very well

  10. Wafik oustafa says:

    Egypt ‘S media are tight lipped about the embarrassing incident.

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