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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 02:44 PM

Air Canada jet lands safely in Toronto after losing a wheel

Source: AP

An Air Canada jet made a safe landing Tuesday in Toronto after losing one of its main landing wheels, apparently during takeoff from New York.

The airline said the Airbus A319 jet was carrying 120 passengers and five crew members. There were no injuries when the pilots made an emergency landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport, according to Air Canada.

The plane “experienced an issue with one of its six tires on take-off,” Air Canada said in a statement. The flight took off from New York’s LaGuardia airport. The airline said it had no further details pending an inspection.

The Airbus jet normally has two large wheels on each of the two main landing gears, and two smaller wheels under the nose. One of the two wheels on the right-side main landing gear was missing when the plane touched down.

Read more: https://apnews.com/ae8c3e5e4963f1cfdc3ce1cd897a75f7

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Reply Air Canada jet lands safely in Toronto after losing a wheel (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 19 OP
cp Feb 19 #1
Nitram Feb 19 #2
George II Feb 19 #3
bucolic_frolic Feb 19 #4
Dem2theMax Feb 19 #5
canuckledragger Feb 19 #6
Dem2theMax Feb 20 #7
canuckledragger Feb 20 #9
Dem2theMax Feb 20 #10
generalbetrayus Feb 20 #8
They_Live Feb 20 #11
petronius Feb 21 #13
gembaby1 Feb 20 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 02:51 PM

1. Good pilot and crew!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:18 PM

2. Wow! I'd love to see a video of the landing.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:42 PM

3. To be honest, it probably wasn't much different than a routine landing. Each tire is designed....

....to take the entire weight of the aircraft.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:30 PM

4. Very alarming how could a wheel fall off?

Bolts and mechanics and frequent inspection. Something's amiss.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:31 PM

5. Maybe some Boeing mechanics got near it?

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:45 PM

6. You beat me to that statement!

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Response to canuckledragger (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 12:25 AM

7. I may have been faster,

but it just goes to show that great minds think alike.


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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:12 AM

9. I take it you've heard the latest Boeing screw-up then?

The one about manufacturing junk found in the fuel tanks of unused 737's?

https://time.com/5786263/boeing-737-max-debris-fuel-tanks/

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Response to canuckledragger (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 02:36 AM

10. That's exactly why I posted what I did!

That's why I'm thinking those Boeing folks are getting around. And not in a good way.

I think I'd rather take my chances with Russian Roulette than to get on a Boeing right now.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:06 AM

8. Did the Joker get away?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:01 PM

11. You picked a fine time

to leave me, Loose Wheel...

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Response to They_Live (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:55 PM

13. LOL! Brilliant... (nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 09:12 PM

12. Good.

At least the air crew know what the hell they are doing.

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