The indispensable Aviation Herald covers American Airlines flight AA1820 from Denver to Charlotte on Wednesday.
The Airbus A321 was in its takeoff roll when the thrust reverser on the plane’s right engine opened. The crew rejected takeoff when the aircraft was about 4600 feet down the runway. Denver has long runways, they were on runway 8 which is 12,000 feet long.
A passenger on board in the window seat was filming takeoff, and then — pop.
Aviation Herald reports,
Emergency services were alerted for a stuck thrust reverser and possible flat tyre. Emergency services reported all tyres were still inflated.
Passengers were re-accommodated on a replacement Airbus A321 and arrived in Charlotte after a 4 hour 40 minute delay.
As of this writing, three days later, the plane remains on the ground in Denver.
(HT: Ken A.)