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Miracle as plane lands safely at Heathrow despite losing a WHEEL before take-off without anyone noticing

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The pilot on the Air Canada flight from Montreal to Heathrow is not believed to have noticed the rear tyre had fallen off and was shocked after being told on landing. Incredibly, the captain still managed to land the Boeing 777-300 without a problem and there were no injuries... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

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joelwiley
joel wiley 5
It's a miracle nobody has yet come up with 'you picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel'

oops
Zaphod58
Miracle? You can land aircraft without a wheel, especially if it's on the MLG. If you lose more than on, especially if it's on the same truck, THEN you're in trouble.
Gropierre
At the beginning of the article, it's a plane losing a wheel "before take-off" then under the picture it is "midflight" and at the end the wheel was found in a fence. Maybe it is not even a plane...
jaypek
Phil Knox 1
https://www.aeroinside.com/item/9413/canada-a333-at-montreal-on-apr-16th-2017-dropped-main-wheel-on-departure?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170419
avihais
it's a MIRACLE all hale the god of aviation.
jaypek
Phil Knox 1
So...Where's the story? The link does not take me to it!
glgc
mike ronan 0
Does The Sun not have anyone there who knows anything about aviation? It makes us wonder just how accurate are any other stories in any other field;... medicine, law enforcement, politics, science, etc.

I was sort of expecting this writer to state the reason for the incident was : "no flight plan filed" or something equally distant from reality. These people must be absolutely terrified of flying where they rely upon "miracles" to get them to their destination.
deafsea
deafsea -1
Wait, is that 777-300? If so, something wrong - all 777 always have 12 (6 wheels each) on the main gear, right? If so, please correct that information.
avihais
I's a miracle plane lands with 3 wheels missing and 4 tyres missing
wopri
AC864 uses A333s, the story is wrong.
yr2012
matt jensen -1
An A330
eandrade1424
Ed Andrade -2
If you look at the picture that is part of the story, it is clearly not a 777. All the way at the bottom they say it was a A330 which is more plausible based on the picture.

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