A Unique Reason for a Pilot Rejecting Takeoff and More

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  1. Interesting that our aborted takeoff from ORD to EWR on Wednesday morning around 12:15am CT (due to what our Captain said was corrosion on the brake, which was “catching”) isn’t mentioned on the incident list.

  2. Routine to have emergency response due to severe overheating of brakes and some potential for fire in the brakes.

  3. That is an absolutely legit reason to abort a takeoff. There is enough pilot crew workload on takeoff as it is, dealing with an unsealed cockpit window can seriously compromise safety.

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