A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter lost a wheel on takeoff
On October 11, a Boeing 747-4H6(LCF) Dreamlifter (registered N718BA and operated by Atlas Air) departed Taranto-Grottaglie Airport, Italy, carrying Dreamliner components to Charleston Airport, United States.
During takeoff, however, the aircraft lost a main landing gear wheel. Despite what happened, the aircraft continued to fly to its final destination where it landed safely.
747 Dreamlifter operated by Atlas Air loses a main gear wheel on departure from Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in Italy. The aircraft is still in the air en route to Charleston Airport in the US https://t.co/0xugG9gbh5- Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) October 11, 2022
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As can be seen, this type of plane is cargo and flies without passengers. On board are the pilots and a limited number of people who are part of the auxiliary transport team.
Best angle I could get. pic.twitter.com/oAyvTboxIk— Stephen (@Stephen_bozek) October 11, 2022