Boeing 747 Dreamlifter lost a 100-kg center landing gear wheel during takeoff (video)
A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter freighter lost a center landing gear wheel weighing 100 kg during takeoff.
Here's What We Know
The incident happened last week at Taranto airport in Italy. A video surfaced on Twitter showing a wheel coming off the landing gear a few seconds after takeoff and falling onto the runway.
Un Boeing 747 Dreamlifter operat de Atlas Air (N718BA) cared to decolat marți dimineață (11OCT22) din Taranto (IT) spre Charleston (SUA) a pierdut o roată a trenului principal de aterizare în timpul decolării.- BoardingPass (@BoardingPassRO) October 11, 2022
The aircraft is operating at #5Y4231 și transporting components of the Dreamliner. pic.twitter.com/R95UHkLD7V
The plane was flying from Italy to the United States. Despite missing one wheel, the freighter Dreamlifter landed successfully at Charleston Airport. Boeing launched an investigation into the incident.
Source: Simple Flying