A United Airlines Boeing 777 plane taking off from San Francisco International Airport, United States, bound for Osaka, Japan, suffered an unusual incident on Thursday, March 7, when one of its tires came off and fell into a nearby parking lot, causing damage to several vehicles.

The incident was captured in a video that went viral on social networks. In the recording you can see how the left landing gear tire comes loose, seconds after the plane takes altitude, and crashes to the ground.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane, which had 249 passengers and crew on board, was diverted to the Los Angeles airport, where it landed safely, with no injuries reported.

The airline reported that the plane has 6 tires on each of its two main landing gears, and that it is designed to reach the ground without problems, even in cases of missing or damaged tires.

San Francisco airport authorities confirmed the fall of the tire and temporarily closed the runway to remove the debris and ensure safety. However, this situation did not significantly affect the airport’s operations.

“Oh my God. How are they going to land?😱”, “all these planes are starting to have a lot of problems. Maintenance should be a top priority. The safety of the public depends on it” and “those cars looked terrible because of that tire,” were some comments on social networks.

The causes that caused the tire to come off are unknown and the FAA is expected to conduct an investigation into the matter.

Source: https://www.noticiascaracol.com/lomastrinado/avion-pierde-una-llanta-al-despegar-e-impacta-varios-carros-video-del-insolito-accidente-rg10

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