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Boeing Jet Loses Wheel In Terrifying Midair Mishap

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The negative press just keeps on piling up for once-respected jet maker Boeing.

Reports this week confirmed that one of its commercial jets, being flown by United Airlines, lost a wheel after taking off from California.

According to Newsmax:

The United Flight 1001 safely landed in Denver after losing one wheel on takeoff, the carrier said in an emailed statement.

“We are investigating what caused this event” United said, adding there were no reported injuries on the Boeing aircraft or on the ground.

As with previous incidents plaguing the company, social media users were quick to weigh in.

A similar incident occurred earlier this year, as reported at the time by the New York Post:

A Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing in South Africa Sunday after one of its main wheels flung off the plane during takeoff.

Dramatic video shows smoke exploding from the unprotected wheel hub as the packed FlySafair flight lands on the runway at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Seconds later, a huge bang rings out as the plane screeches along the path before finally coming to a halt, a second video shows.

The latest news came shortly after Boeing agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges related from deadly crashes involving its 737 Max aircraft:


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