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Air Canada A330 loses a wheel. YUL-LHR

Old 18th Apr 2017, 14:15
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Air Canada A330 loses a wheel. YUL-LHR

Only reported by the tabloids because "Heathrow and Air Canada will try and keep this to themselves but that isn't right, they should inform the public because this could have been fatal."

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3350421/m ... -noticing/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...out-WHEEL.html

Non-event or surprising & concerning?
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 14:26
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Second attempt at this, after having had another look at the papers, most especially the Sun...

They ( and the Mail) say it was a 777-300...but the gear pictures in the Sun are certainly not of a 777-300 Main gear...Then again it seems from both articles that any file picture of any type in any livery will do to pad out the report.

As for the pilot being "in shock".......I doubt it.....
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Heathrow and Air Canada will try and keep this to themselves but that isn't right, they should inform the public because this could have been fatal
Load of . As always, there will be an investigation and a report published.

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Old 18th Apr 2017, 14:32
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If it was AC864 YUL-LHR, then thats operated by an A330 despite what the papers might say
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 14:41
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And the picture The Daily Mail put up was of a 767-300 ER. Crap reporting.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 15:05
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Aircraft was C-GFUR A330-300

I was there when aircraft arrived on stand.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 15:31
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The Sun manages to hedge its bets:

"Incredibly, the captain still managed to land the Boeing 777-300 without a problem and there were no injuries"

followed by

"Flight AC864 an A330 with 294 passengers on board landed normally in London and taxied to the gate"

Judging by the photos it was the right front wheel on the RH MLG - interesting that it appears to have managed to taxy from a 27R exit all the way back to T2 without ATC noticing anything amiss.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 15:40
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And if it is indeed a 330, this would be the second such incident on that type in the last month or so.

Didn't they loose a wheel on takeoff in EBBR the other day on a 330?
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 15:56
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From the CBC, correcting the aircraft type while getting the flight number wrong and maybe not counting the nosewheels.

Air Canada plane loses wheel en route from Montreal to London
Spokesperson said the missing wheel did not impact safe operation of flight

CBC News Posted: Apr 18, 2017 8:28 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017 11:23 AM ET

Flight AC833, an Airbus A330, was carrying 294 passengers when it left Montreal with a wheel missing. It landed safely at London's Heathrow Airport. An Air Canada plane that lost a wheel before taking off from Montreal's Trudeau International Airport on Sunday evening ended up landing safely at its destination of London's Heathrow Airport.

Flight AC833, an Airbus A330 carrying 294 passengers, landed Monday morning, said Air Canada spokesperson Isabelle Arthur in an email.

She said preliminary information shows the wheel separated from the plane while it was taxiing down the runway. It was unclear whether the pilot had known about the missing wheel prior to takeoff.

Arthur said because the landing gear has eight wheels, a missing one didn't cause any issues.

The plane is being repaired, Arthur said.

In February, an Air Canada flight featuring the same kind of aircraft, an Airbus A330, was grounded while preparing to depart from Brussels airport due to damage to its wheels.

"We maintain our fleet to the highest standards and these two events are isolated," Arthur told CBC News in the email.
Air Canada plane loses wheel en route from Montreal to London - Montreal - CBC News

I'm not a journalist but it looks to me like the plane was probably C-GFUR, an A330-343.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 16:03
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Originally Posted by Jet Jockey A4 View Post
And if it is indeed a 330, this would be the second such incident on that type in the last month or so.

Didn't they loose a wheel on takeoff in EBBR the other day on a 330?
AC833 on 5th February (the flight number incorrectly quoted by CBC for the YUL-LHR incident in the previous post).

RTO at 82 kts, major damage to the gear necessitating a bogie replacement. Lost the forward right wheel on the RH MLG (same one as in yesterday's incident, in fact).

TSB Report A17F0020.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 16:44
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Same aircraft, holly smokes!

Air Canada better get their maintenance in order!
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 16:48
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"This could have been fatal" Yep, if you were standing by the fence when the wheel came down
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 17:17
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Same aircraft type, the plane in the BRU incident appears to be C-GFAJ.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 17:42
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Yes, my reference to "same one as in yesterday's incident" was in relation to which one of the wheels had detached.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 18:39
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Please do not jump to conclusions... The AAIB will be able to determine if it was a 777 or A330. Until they publish their report, please don't make wild guesses.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:08
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You'd hope anyone with more than a passing interest in aviation could determine that too.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:43
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“There is no way the plane would have taken off in Canada without someone doing the final checks on it and they would have noticed if a wheel was missing.

The proper checks could not have been carried out because these wheels are worth around 10,000 each and they don’t simply just fall off."
Senseless Garbage . . .
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:15
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Originally Posted by scifi View Post
Please do not jump to conclusions... The AAIB will be able to determine if it was a 777 or A330. Until they publish their report, please don't make wild guesses.
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LOL. Post of the week. Scifi, you owe me a keyboard and a cup of coffee!
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:31
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I do like this quote in the (so called newspaper) the sun.
A worker at Heathrow airport who does not want to be named said: “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life.
With no thought that the rampie might be taking the
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 20:15
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Dead AC A330 still lurking over at BA's West Mtce Base earlier this evening.
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