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United Airlines Boeing loses wheel shortly after takeoff

Jul 10, 2024

Los Angeles [US], July 10: A Boeing aircraft operated by United Airlines lost a main landing gear wheel on Monday after taking off from Los Angeles.
United Airlines said the Boeing 757-200 lost the wheel after leaving Los Angeles International Airport but landed safely at its intended destination in Denver.
"The wheel has been recovered in Los Angeles, and we are investigating what caused this event," the airline told DW in a statement.
United said there were no reported injuries on the ground or onboard Flight 1001, which had been carrying 174 passengers and seven crew.
This is the second time this year that a Boeing aircraft operated by United Airlines has lost a wheel after takeoff.
In March a Boeing 777 destined for Japan lost a tire shortly after leaving San Francisco, resulting in the pilot having to make an emergency landing.
The incident comes at a time when the US aviation giant Boeing has experienced a series of safety issues, with its CEO Dave Calhoun stepping down by the end of the year.
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Source: Times of Oman

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