Video: United Airlines Boeing Loses Wheel After Departing From LA Airport; No Injuries Recorded

No passengers or crew members sustained any injury.

by Shreya Ghosh
Video: United Airlines Boeing Loses Wheel After Departing From LA Airport; No Injuries Recorded

A recent incident of a flight losing its wheel while it was mid-air has shocked everyone. A wheel of a United Airlines Boeing reportedly fell off after the flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport. The shocking mishap unfolded on Monday with more than 170 passengers and crew members on board. What happened following this frightening incident?  Did anyone sustain any major injury? Read on for all the necessary information.

United Airlines Flight Lost A Wheel After Departure

United Airlines Loses Wheel
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One of the wheels of the United Airlines Boeing 757-200 got detached and fell off a few seconds after the flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport on July 8. Video of the incident has been making rounds on social media platforms ever since then. Netizens are concerned about the scary news of a wheel coming out from the undercarriage of an aircraft.

The plane departed from Los Angeles International Airport’s runaway carrying 174 passengers and 7 cabin crew members. Fortunately, no major outcome was reported following the departure. Boeing 757-200 landed in Denver safely. Also, no cases of injuries have been reported, according to a report by India Today.

Later, the airline released a statement on this alarming incident. It stated that the detached wheel was found in Los Angeles. Also, the concerned members of the airline began inspecting to identify the primary causes behind a wheel falling off from a Boeing suddenly.

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A Boeing spokesperson shared that Boeing 757-200 aircraft was released for delivery long back in 1994, according to a report by Livemint. It has been 30 years since it started operating.

Similar News Grabbed Attention In March

A similar incident was reported in March too. RadarBox shared a video of the previous news. The original credit of the video belongs to CaliPlanes.

A tyre fell off from a United Airlines Boeing 777 in March. The tyre detached after the flight departed from San Francisco. The scheduled destination was Japan but it was diverted later for an emergency landing. The detached part reportedly hit a car and damaged its window.

Also read: United Airlines Flight Loses Tyre During Takeoff; Makes An Emergency Landing In Los Angeles

Consecutive similar accidents of the same airline spark questions in people’s minds and hamper the airline’s reputation.

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