May 12, 2009, Houston, Texas, Boeing 737


The airplane, operated under FAR Part 121 as Southwest Airlines Flight 519, sustained minor damage and experienced a fire in the area of the right landing gear when three of the four main landing gear tires blew out during touchdown at 1946 Central time. The two flight crew, three cabin crew and 48 passengers evacuated on the runway, with two adult passengers suffering minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

Television news helicopter video of the entire event shows the flight touched down in the touchdown zone and stopped approximately 3000 feet from the opposite end. Smoke and fire became obvious soon after touchdown.


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