When an aircraft blows a tire on takeoff, why doesn’t the plane continue on to its intended destination to make the emergency landing? At least the passengers would get to where they want to go. Instead, the plane dumps fuel (which it would naturally burn on its way to its original destination) and the passengers are delayed in getting to their destination.
I’m sure there is a good explanation for all this, I just have not been able to come up with it.
An example of this happened yesterday. A Southwest plane took off from Midway bound for Providence, but blew a tire upon takeoff. Thus, it made an emergency landing at Indy.