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World Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off

09:15  06 january  2020
09:15  06 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Image caption Passengers said the wheel fell during take - off . Passengers have told of their fear after realising the plane they were travelling in had lost a wheel . The Flybe Bombardier Q400 took off from Exeter International Airport bound for Newcastle at 1225 GMT on Thursday, with 39 passengers on

An Air Canada Express flight lost a wheel seconds after the plane lifted off the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport runway on Friday.

Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off© Robert Alexander/Getty Images Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off

Passenger video captured sparks and flames coming from the landing gear before the wheel detached.

"I'm currently on a plane that has just lost a wheel," the passenger posted. "2020 starting off well."

The Dash 8-300 was headed for Bagotville, Canada, but the plane was forced to turn back. The pilot circled to burn fuel before making an emergency landing in Montreal.

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Passengers who saw a wheel fall off a plane as it took off did not immediately inform the crew, a report has said. The accident happened in March on a The captain returned to Exeter and used the emergency brake and "significant amounts of right rudder" to safely land the plane . No-one was injured.

A passenger in Canada has recorded the scary moment a wheel came off a plane during take - off . The Jazz Aviation flight had just started down the runway in Montreal when the flyer noticed sparks. A spokeswoman for Jazz Aviation said: "During takeoff from Montreal enroute to Bagotville, one of the

“This is a very tough airplane and it's designed to be able to support the weight of the airplane on one wheel on each side," ABC News' Aviation Analyst John Nance said.

Air Canada said emergency vehicles were called as a precautionary measure and that none of the 52 people on board were injured.

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"The experienced pilots maintained complete control of the aircraft," the airline said in a statement to ABC News.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is gathering information on the incident.

Investigators have already been "in contact with the operator's maintenance organization" to determine what went wrong, according to a spokesperson for the safety board.

ABC News' Matthew Vann contributed to this report.

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