Video: Southwest Airline’s Boeing 737 makes fiery landing at Houston

Today is shaping up to be a Boeing videos day. We have videos of the second Boeing 787 Dreamliner roll out, and another of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 sucking a baggage container.

Now a video of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 which had a gear problem causing a fiery landing at Houston airport.

Great video from CNN and KTRK Houston. I am surprised at the number of passengers coming down the slide with their briefcases and hand-baggage. Pay special attention to the first man with his briefcase at the edge of the runway, and the second chasing his papers over the tarmac. Extremely fool-hardy and unsafe. May be Southwest will train its cabin crew better.

You can hear the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tapes here.

The detailed report from Aviation Herald

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, registration N371SW performing flight WN-519 from New Orleans,LA to Houston Hobby,TX (USA) with 47 passengers and 5 crew, just landed on Houston Hobby Airport’s runway 22, when a tire blew a few seconds after touch down. While the airplane slowed down, the tower reported seeing smoke from the right landing gear and a small fire. The airplane stopped on the runway just past the intersection with runway 12R/30L, video footage of the landing showed the outer right hand main gear tire ablaze. The airplane was evacuated via the slides. Emergency services quickly put out the fire.

The airport had to close runway 04/22 and 12R/30L for about one hour until the airplane was towed off the runway.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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