Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 48 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4625 times:
Actual pic of the the NW DC9's landing gear that lost the wheel landing at MEM on the 12/14. Not a very good shot, but you can see that it was a clean separation from the gear, which means the the wasn't secured to the mainmount, which means the lugnuts weren't torqued, or shear-wired.
Alias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2958 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4318 times:
Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2): That's exactly what it did. Passengers saw the wheel bouncing alongside the aircraft as it rolled out.
I wish I could have seen the reactions from the passengers that saw the wheel bouncing along outside their window. If I had been on that plane, I probably would have started laughing. Just the absurd nature of it would have gotten a good laugh out of me.
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