Never heard of tires being this dangerous. Freak accident.
Safe passage, Capt. Wilcox.
Sounds like it had a separation in the sidewall.
I’ve seen aircraft tires blow but they are a lot
higher pressure. I worked in the tire shop at
NAS Atlanta and was always leery inflating those
things. We always used a cage of course but still.
My thoughs and prayers go out to her husband
I have heard of mechanics getting killed by old “Split Rims”. Those things were deadly but never heard of this kind of thing.
RIP Capt Wilcox