Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
It lost one wheel of the right main gear, but it wasn't discovered until the aircraft landed. It was only one incident in a row of incidents, and AUA has set up a 10-point plan in order to improve the reliability of the Q400s, until the problems are solved AUA won't order any more Bombardier aircraft.
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1771 times:
Broken wheel-nut is suspected to be the cause of the Dash 8 wheel separation.
Less well-publicised is the fact that eleven days later a wheel fell off a Dash 7, also during take-off. It happened to an Air Greenland flight out of Sisimiut bound for Nuuk; the aircraft diverted to Kangerlussuaq.