A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66828 performing flight UA-1551 from Newark, NJ to Portland, OR (USA), was departing Newark’s runway 04L when a loud bang was heard. The crew continued the departure and radioed Newark tower, that during the departure they had a “very excessive nose wheel shimmey” and may have damaged their nosewheel, they requested a runway inspection. Tire debris was found and recovery on the runway. The crew decided to continue their flight to Portland, informed Portland about the blown tire. Emergency services took their stand by positions for the arriving aircraft, the Boeing landed safely on Portland’s runway 28R about 5:45 hours after departure from Newark. The aircraft was towed to the gate.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Portland 16 hours after landing.

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