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Video: Delta 767 blows a tire on takeoff
I've experienced a tire failure in a 727 on landing that we never felt. It was only after the tower mentioned seeing something that we stopped and had it checked out. So it's difficult to say whether or not the Delta pilots knew about it in this case. Unlike the 777, the 767-300 has no tire pressure indicators in the cockpit.
And if the airplane is above 80 knots, pilots are taught not to abort the takeoff unless the airplane is unflyable or on fire.
After liftoff, the pilots were right in electing to fly to their destination, as an overweight landing with a blown tire might not be the best choice.
Here's the video: