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United Airlines Boeing plane loses wheel after takeoff from Los Angeles and lands safely in Denver

LOS ANGELES — A United Airlines Boeing jet lost a main landing gear wheel Monday while taking off from Los Angeles and later landed safely in Denver, the airline said. There were no reported injuries on the ground or on board Flight 1001, United said in a statement. “The wheel has been recovered in Los Angeles, and we are investigating what caused this event,” the statement said. ( More...

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Dean Brossman 17
I can be sure that it is not a Boeing issue. This was a 757-200 and they have not been made for over ten years.
Agreed, and the last 757 was completed in October 2004, so nearly 20 years.
Joe Keifer 0
If the Boeing-provided maintenance procedures are defective or otherwise deficient, I can see Boeing having some of the blame levied upon them.
dnorthern 22
Not a Boeing issue. Irresponsible reporting for Noeing to be featured in the headline. Further proof journalism is dead
EMK69 11
Not only that but the link when I pulled it up it shows the Lion Air crash, talk about irresponsible journalism.
linbb 2
Most reporters are not even in the USA anymore look at the name on many and how many times its written. These are people who work out of there homes somewhere.
btweston -2
Uh, no.
Bill Overdue 0
Sadly, he's dug in so deep, he can't see the utter failures of his own making.

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Torsten Hoff 14
It was Boeing employees who removed the plug during maintenance, and didn't reinstall it properly nor produced the required documentation for their work. That makes it a Boeing issue.
Greg S 13
Imagine believing that a Boeing employee who left the bolts off what was effectively part of the fuselage is somehow not a Boeing issue!

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Joe Keifer 1
Does the NTSB get involved in events such as this? If not, should they be?
stratofan 0
My question is will the union lackey that did not tighten the lugnuts get canned for not doing his/her job? I don't think so. Of course, the MSM just loves throwing Boeing under the bus for another incident related to one of their products and not practicing a random act of journalism. LOL!
Dean Brossman 3
Lug Nuts? Really? Just shows you know nothing about transport aircraft.
Scott Haas -8
No mention of the age of the aircraft and whether there had been recent maintenance on that part of the aircraft. Could be a factory issue or shoddy maintenance. And contrary to the remark here on the Alaska door plug issue, Boeing assumed responsibility for that trouble and settled for quite a sum with Alaska to compensate for their financial damages. That aircraft was months new and had not yet received maintenance by Alaska. This was a problem resulting from incomplete work at Spirit Aerosystems, a then contractor for Boeing in Malaysia, as evidenced by photos in the official report. Boeing has since brought this work back in house to maintain tighter quality control. That aircraft will not be returned to service and will be replaced with a Max 10 in the future. The loss of the wheel on this flight could be a United issue or a Boeing issue and it is important not to jump to an early conclusion just to let Boeing off the hook, again.
linbb 7
What a stupid comment about this it has nothing to do with boeing in any way do you think boeing sends out people to maintain them with each purchase? ITS ON THE AIRLINE NOTHING TO DO WITH BOEING.


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