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The Boeing lost its wheel shortly before takeoff in the United States

The Boeing lost its wheel shortly before takeoff in the United States

184 passengers and crew were taken on an alternate flight. The machine in question is now back in use.

A Delta Airlines flight lost control shortly before takeoff in the US state of Georgia. US media reported on Wednesday (local time) that the plane was a Boeing 757 that was scheduled to fly to the Colombian capital Bogotá. According to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), one of the front wheels of the plane fell off during take-off preparations at the Atlanta airport. The incident took place on Saturday.

There were 184 passengers and 6 crew on board. The Washington Post, citing a statement from Delta Airlines, said passengers were evacuated from the plane and taken to an alternate flight. The affected flight was re-operated on Sunday.

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing was in the headlines recently because one of its planes broke off during takeoff. The FAA opened an investigation. These may go beyond the complexity of specific components. Supervisors ordered the Boeing 737-9 Max to be grounded and inspected. (APA/dpa)

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