Emergency vehicles surrounded the Boeing 747-8I after the incident, but no other damage seemed evident to Dwyer-Lindgren. Check out NYC Aviation for a larger version of the photo in this blog and a very close up shot of the tires.
Aircraft have blown tires quite often and with the Boeing 747-8I having 18 wheels, there are quite a few back ups.
An update from Boeing:
“The blown tire caused no other damage and there were no injuries.” Doug Alder from Boeing Communications explained. “The airplane was able to taxi under its own power to the stall. We’re replacing the tire and returning the airplane to flight test.”