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Lost Wheel At LHR  
User currently offlineSapphireLHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Just been reported that the BA 207, 747 bound for Miami lost a rear undercarriage wheel on take off from LHR. Will continue to destination.

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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

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Quoting SapphireLHR (Thread starter):
Just been reported that the BA 207, 747 bound for Miami lost a rear undercarriage wheel on take off from LHR. Will continue to destination.

Has it lost an actual wheel or has a tyre just blown?

Lee



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Cue shrill whines from loads of "armchair" types who castigate BA for continuing with the flight claiming it is unsafe etc...


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

BA continued with a non-working engine & not a tyre. I am not an expert so it might be safe to do so, but to me on the face of it, it seems a better idea not to continue on a long haul flight if you are already one engine down.

AI.


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Cue shrill whines from loads of "armchair" types who castigate BA for continuing with the flight claiming it is unsafe



Quoting AI (Reply 3):
BA continued with a non-working engine & not a tyre. I am not an expert so it might be safe to do so, but to me on the face of it, it seems a better idea not to continue on a long haul flight if you are already one engine down.

Ooh boy, this topic has been beaten to pulp so let's not bring it up again!



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3980 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 1):
Has it lost an actual wheel or has a tyre just blown?

If it has lost a tyre then continuing would be the best option, but if it has lost a whole wheel then I would have expected it to return, as there would be axle damage that would be much easier to repair at main base.

Reminds me of an incident when a GF L1011 lost a complete nose wheel on take off from LHR bound for BAH. The crew did not know until BA Ops control called and told them.
The Tristar flew through the night to BAH, and at 0500 the GF Ops manager made a profound decision to let them land!. He could not understand why we all thought that was funny. What else would they do but land at main base? The landing was without incident, but the axle was sheared off and we had to replace the NLG Inner cylinder (There was no separate axle assy.)


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Just thinking about it, that wheel could do some damage if it carries on at speed.

Can you imagine if it carries on hurtling down the runway at 100mph+ and then leaves the runway and hits something

Ouch...



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

If the whole wheel came off, then that's a pretty unusual. Tires bursting and disappearing isn't as big of a deal.

If the gear retracted properly and there are no hydraulic problems, then there isn't any reason to divert back to London. That'll cost them about $100,000. I wouldn't think it is anywhere near as big of a deal to lose a tire or wheel on a 747 than a smaller plane like the 737. Tires burst all the time, so it doesn't need to be sensationalized.



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