A United 747-400 departing Sydney on October 20 suffered tyre failure on takeoff, remarkably captured here by Australian Aviation reader Quoc Mach Nguyen.
The aircraft, operating UA840 with 227 passengers and 14 crew aboard, returned to Sydney one and a half hours later after dumping fuel. The emergency landing and closure of the runway as the aircraft was recovered and the runway cleaned and inspected caused widespread delays. The United flight was subsequently cancelled.
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