This tire was presented as just a "Sudden Blowout" with a claim that the tire "must have been defective"
This is what the tire looked like when I got it.
We can see the severe damage to the tire tread area in picture #1
In the next two pictures we can see the puncture to the air chamber which allowed air to leak out.
My conclusion was that the tire was run while not properly inflated for many hundreds of miles due to the puncture and a lack of proper maintenance.