Qantas De Havilland Dash 8-400 returns to Canberra, Australia after tire issue

On 11 September, a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (VH-QOI) operated domestic flight QF1420 between Canberra and Sydney, Australia. During take-off, part of the tread on the left hand main landing gear tire became detached. 

The aircraft safely returned to Canberra 30 minutes after its initial departure.

Featured image from Wikimedia: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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