Blown tire in Philly, plane returns safely


#1

US Airways 1651
Blew a tire on takeoff, circled to burn fuel and landed.

Note to staff: Looks like there are two flights on the above perma-link, the blown tire flight AND the one that went to KMIA, no diversion shown in the list.


#2

Looks like flying around dumping fuel may have taken longer than the flight to MIA would have taken (if that flight time of 5-hours is correct–unless that includes the landing, repair, then re-departure time…).