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Sky West Airlines Plane Drops a Wheel in Utah

Sky West Airlines flight DL-4813 flying on behalf of Delta Airlines made an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, on September 20.

The Canadair CRJ-900 flying from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Chicago, Illinois, dropped a wheel right after departing.

The plane landed safely.

There were no injuries reported.


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Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Washington Dulles Airport

Delta Airlines flight DL-5507 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, on April 17th.

The plane heading from LaGuardia Airport, New York, to Richmond, Virginia, was diverted after it dropped a wheel during departure.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

El Al Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Canada

El Al flight LY-8 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada, on January 14th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane heading from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Tel Aviv, Israel, was diverted after the crew received a wheel well fire indication.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.


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EgyptAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cairo

EgyptAir flight 802 made an emergency landing in Cairo, Egypt, on August 29th.

The plane was flying from Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, when the crew declared an emergency due to an issue with the wheels.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained safe.


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Corendon Dutch Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Corendon Dutch Airlines flight CD-295 made an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on June 27th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Kos, Greece, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew received a wheel well fire indication.

The plane landed back uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.


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Air Canada Plane makes Emergency Landing Due to Missing Wheel

Air Canada flight AC-864 made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport, Longford, England, on April 16th.

The Airbus A330-300 flying from Montreal, Canada, had an uneventful flight due to a missing outboard main wheel.

The plane landed safely.

All 294 people aboard remained unhurt.


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Virgin Atlantic Plane Returns to Las Vegas due to Wheel Well Fire Indication

Virgin AtlanticVirgin Atlantic flight VS-44 made an emergency landing in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 6th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane was flying to Gatwick Airport, England, when the crew decided to turn back due to a wheel well fire indication.

The plane landed safely. There were 359 people aboard at the time; all of the remained unhurt.


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Ryanair Flight Diverts to Brussels Airport

RyanairRyanair flight FR-3131 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Brussels Airport, Belgium, on July 24th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from London Stansted Airport, England, to Paphos, Cyprus, was diverted due to a wheel well fire indication.

The plane landed safely Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.


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Volotea Plane Diverts to France after Problem with Wheels

voloteaVolotea flight V7-2092 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, France, on July 21st.

The Boeing 717-200 flying from Strasbourg to Toulouse, France, had to divert due to some problem with one of its wheel.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Yamal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia due to Missing Wheel

Yamal AirlinesYamal Airlines flight YC-145 had to return and make an emergency landing in Tyumen, Ural Federal District, Russia, on March 9.

The Boeing 737-400, heading from Tyumen to Novy Urengoy, Russia, had to return shortly afterwards after one of its main wheels was reported missing.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 155 people aboard remained unhurt.

The incident is under investigation.


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Small Plane Crash-Lands in South Australia; No Injuries Reported

A light plane crash-landed at Parafield Airport in South Australia, on January 2.

It is believed that the plane landed on its belly due to a problem with its front wheel.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured.

The plane was damaged.


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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Morristown Municipal Airport

A Piper Seminole plane returned and made an emergency landing at Morristown Municipal Airport, New Jersey, on September 11.

The pilot decided to return after he noticed a problem with front wheel retraction upon take off.

The plane landed on its nose. There were 2 people aboard, including the pilot James Forrey, 25 and his passenger Harrison Martin, 24; both of them remained unhurt.

The aircraft is registered to A.T.P. Flight School.


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Lufthansa Flight Diverts to Manchester on Suspicion of Wheel Well Fire

Lufthansa

Lufthansa flight LH404 had to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport in United Kingdom, on August 7.

The Boeing 747-800 jumbo jet, en-route from Frankfurt to New York, had to be diverted after the pilots reported a possible wheel well fire.

The plane landed safely after dumping excess fuel.

An airport spokesperson confirmed the incident saying, “An aircraft from Frankfurt to New York JFK made a divert into Manchester Airport this evening and landed safely with approximately 360 people on board.”


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PIA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore

piaA Pakistan International Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 24.

Authorities said the plane, flying from Madina, Saudi Arabia, had to declare an emergency after its wheels jammed.

The plane landed safely and was towed to the terminal. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.


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Norwegian Boeing Ground Crew Accident


Contact photographer Love Oborn

On Oct 21, 2013, a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner in Oslo Norway was damaged while being transported by ground crew.

The plane was scheduled to fly from Oslo to Stockholm but was reported to be delayed for repairs to the main wheel.

The flight departed later with 280 passengers. (unconfirmed)

Vietnam AIrlines lost Wheel


A Vietnam Airlines ATR-72 with 45 aboard en route from Cat Bi to Da Nang developed problems landing in Da Nang.

On landing, one of the plane’s two landing gear wheels was missing. No one aboard was injured.

The passengers had already left the airport by the time techs discovered the front shaft of the plane had broken off on one side, resulting in the loss of the wheel.

The plane had last been inspected on Sept 21.

Cat Bi and Da Nang airports have been searched for the lost wheel, but it is still lost.

CAAV ordered Vietnam Airlines to discontinue use of the entire fleet of 14 ATR-72 planes pending the results of the investigation.


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Piper Crash in Argentina

Mr. Julio Contreras – President of Allen Air Club was flying a Piper PA-11 Cub Special on May 10, 2013 and on landing at the Aeropuerto Arturo Humbert in Argentina, the plane flipped–a wheels up landing.

Volunteer firemen, police, airport staff and members of the aeroclub responded to the scene.

The cause of the accident is being attributed to excessive braking. Local news in Argentina is calling it just a scare. The pilot suffered a bump on the forehead, but is otherwise okay. He told reporters “IT WAS A BAD LANDING, SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE WHO FLIES. I ADMIT THAT WAS MY MISTAKE AND DO NOT REALLY KNOW IF SMUG, WANTING TO PLAY SHORT, I TOUCHED THE BRAKES A LITTLE MORE. THIS IS AN AIRCRAFT THAT HAS A TRAIN CONVENTIONAL WHEELS THAT ARE MORE LIBERATED LATER, STOPPED AND TURNED VERY SLOW. BUT I’M FINE, BUT WITH A BIG RAGE AND PAIN OF THE SOUL BECAUSE BREAKING A PLANE IS LIKE THAT YOU DAMAGE A CHILD … AND ANGER COMPARED TO SOMEONE WHO KICKS A PENALTY AND MISSES. IT WAS A VERY SIMPLE BEAT, CAME TO REFUEL AND BRAKED MORE, IS AN AIRCRAFT THAT HAS THE BRAKES VERY JEALOUS, MAYBE A LITTLE SMUG I WANT TO LAND SHORT, I WAS WRONG. THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO US HUMANS, WE WERE WRONG” (machine translation.)

Piper Emergency Landing at Mangalore Australia


On January 7, 2013, on a training flight, a Piper Cherokee VH-JXR with only the pilot aboard took off. He noticed a problem with flying the plane and did a flyby over the airport where his instructor discovered visually that the plane had lost a right rear wheel during takeoff from Mangalore Airport Australia.

The pilot circled to burn fuel, and talked with his instructor and emergency teams. He landed the plane safely on two wheels.

The 21 year old Chinese pilot trainee made a safe landing with emergency crews on standby. The pilot had 120 hours of flight experience. English is his second language.

Sol Linéas Aéreas Exits Runway with Propellor, Wing Damage


What: Sol Linéas Aéreas Saab 340A en route from Mendoza to Neuquén to Comodoro Rivadavia.
Where: El Plumerillo airport, Mendoza Argentina
When: Jan 2, 2013
Who: 33 aboard, 30 passengers, 3 crew, no fatalities
Why: On takeoff, the Sol Linéas Aéreas flight exited the runway with a jammed wheel.

A wing touched the ground and a propeller broke. While there was damage to the plane, and no fatalities, the passengers were reported as being in a panic, with women and children screaming and one person possibly having a nervous breakdown.

To paraphrase Sol’s statement:
“The aircraft performed maneuvers 8R5420 taxiway but transitioned off the track and had to interrupt operation.

Emergency services were available. Passengers were provided another Aerolineas flight. Many passengers praised the pilot for handling a dangerous situation that resulted in no injuries reported.

Passengers said they were told a locked wheel caused them to end up on the grass.

Pioneer Crash Lands in Goucestershire

On Dec 17, 2012, an Alpi Aviation Pioneer 400 en route to Gloucestershire did a visual flyby over Gloucestershire Airport before it skidded on landing.

The registered owner of the plane is CORRADO RUSALEN, HARDWICK ABERGAVENNY.

A wheel collapsed (or failed to extend) and the plane collapsed in grass off the runway.

Great Western Ambulance Service paramedics were on standby but there were no injuries.


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S7 Emergency Landing

What: S7 Airlines Airbus A319-114 en route from Domodedovo
Where: Novokuznetsk-Spichenkovo Airport, Russia
When: Nov 7 2012
Who: between 98 and 112 aboard
Why: Stanislav Khokhlov, a pilot for S7 Airlines made an emergency landing at Novokuznetsk-Spichenkovo Airport. He made a smooth landing with a missing landing gear wheel.

The plane was examined in Domodedovo before take-off. The tire was not found on the runway at Novokuznetsk-Spichenkovo Airport.

No emergency teams were on standby as the plane was making a routine landing.


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Austrian Airline Aircraft Loses Wheel


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Contact photographer Christian Merz

What: Austrian Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 en route from Florence Italy to Vienna
Where: Vienna International Airport
When: Nov 5 2012
Who: 80 aboard 76 passengers, 4 crew
Why: On landing at Vienna International Airport, the Austrian Airlines De Havilland Dash lost the inboard wheel of the right landing gear.

There were no injuries reported. The accident is under investigation.


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2nd Attempt at Orlando Flight Keeps all Wheels


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Contact photographer A M Spalding

What: Icelandair Boeing en route from Keflavik to Orlando
Where: Reykjavik
When: May 18, 2012
Who: 200 passengers
Why: After being delayed by a wheel falling off, and burning off fuel for hours on May 19, 2012, the Icelandair flight had to return to Reykjavik, where they made an emergency landing one wheel short and left a trail of smoke. A replacement flight delivered about 200 passengers to Sanford International Airport in Orlando at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday.


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Emergency Landing in Long Beach CA


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Contact photographer Daniel Arroyo

What: JetBlue A320 en route from Salt Lake City to Long Beach
Where: Long Beach Municipal Airport
When: Aug 5th 2011
Who: 147 passengers, 5 crew
Why: On approach to Long Beach, the crew saw a hydraulics/ brake problem and aborted their first approach; instead of landing they burned off fuel, then made a safe landing (with an undescended wheel).


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ATR Takes Runway Tumble


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Contact photographer Trevor Mulkerrins

What: Aer Lingus/Aer Arann Avion de Transport Regional ATR-72-200 en route from Manchester to Shannon
Where: Shannon
When: Jul 17th 2011
Who: 21 passengers, 4 crew
Why: The pilot made a safe landing in turbulence but the front wheel collapsed (on landing or during taxi). The plane veered on to the grass.

Passengers had to disembark on to the runway via stairs and were ported to the gate.

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