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Air Canada Plane’s Wheel Falls Off During Take-off – Video

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It was an extremely scary take-off for passengers that witnessed a wheel falling off an Air Canada plane. 

The video footage appears to show one of the airplane’s wheels spark or flame before the wheel detaches and falls to the ground.  

Air canada plane in sky

A passenger on the Air Canada flight from Montreal to Saguenay, Quebec, filmed the incident. The plane was forced to immediately turn around and was able to safely land at Montreal.

According to the CBC, the flight was carrying 49 passengers and three crew members at the time. The plane was able to land safely despite the issue with the landing gear. Emergency crews were on the scene but, fortunately, no injuries were reported.

 

The footage was filmed by someone who said they were a passenger on the flight and uploaded to Twitter. It was captioned: 

“Well, now I'm on an airplane that just lost a wheel... 2020 starts pretty well.”

Passenger Tweet

According to the CBC, the flight was carrying 49 passengers and three crew members at the time. The plane was able to land safely despite the issue with the landing gear. Emergency crews were on the scene but, fortunately, no injuries were reported.

air canada plane

In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesperson for Jazz Aviation LP (a company that operates flights for Air Canada), said: 

“During takeoff from Montreal en route to Bagotville, one of the two wheels on the left main landing gear became detached. The Dash 8-300 aircraft is equipped with six tires – two on the right landing gear, two on the left, and two on the nose wheel landing gear."

"The experienced pilots maintained complete control of the aircraft. After burning some fuel, the aircraft returned to Montreal and landed safely. There were no injuries."

A spokesperson for Jazz Aviation LP Told Fox News
air canada plane window view

Another airplane was dispatched to Montreal to get the passengers to their destination.

The company said it will inspect the plane and do the necessary repairs.

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