Plane Loses Tire While Taking off From San Francisco… Falls on Cars

Video shows the moment of the incident. The aircraft landed safely after noticing the incident.

A United Airlines plane bound for Japan lost a landing gear tire while taking off from San Francisco, California, in the United States.

The aircraft had to land safely at Los Angeles International Airport.

The company announced that it is organizing a new plane to continue the trip of the 249 people bound for Japan who were aboard the Boeing B777-200 plane.

The tire fell onto the parking lot, as captured on video:

US investigates rudder pedal “jamming” problem in flight of a Boeing 737 MAX 8

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight last month in which the rudder pedals “stuck” during landing, according to the agency reported Thursday.

In a preliminary report on the Feb. 6 flight, the NTSB said the plane arrived at the gate at Newark Airport without incident and that the 161 passengers and crew were uninjured.

According to the report, the captain said that during landing, the rudder pedals did not move in response to the “normal” application of foot pressure while attempting to maintain the center line of the runway.

Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and United UAL.O did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Boeing has been under scrutiny in recent months following the detachment of a sealed door mid-flight on Jan. 5 on another model, a 737 MAX 9. Last month, the FAA formally ordered inspections of Boeing 737 MAX planes for loose bolts in the rudder control systems after the aircraft manufacturer recommended it in December.

The NTSB report notes that the captain said that on last month’s MAX 8 flight the pedals became “stuck” in their neutral position and the captain used the nose wheel tiller to hold the plane. near the center line of the runway while slowing before exiting the runway onto a detour.

The NTSB said the captain asked the first officer to check the rudder pedals and the first officer reported the same problem. The captain said that shortly afterward the rudder pedals began to function normally.

Three days after the incident, United conducted a test flight and was able to duplicate the rudder system failure that had been detected during the incident on the same aircraft. The NTSB was notified of the problem after the flight test and opened an investigation into the incident. (Reuters).

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