- A Delta Boeing 757 nose wheel came off and rolled down the hill at take off
- The flight was set to fly from Atlanta to Bogota when the tires fell off
- It is the latest in a slew of terrifying incidents involving Boeing aircrafts
A Delta Air Lines plane flying out of Atlanta lost its nose tire as it tried to take off on Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed.
The Boeing 757 was set to take off from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Bogota, Colombia on Saturday when the nose wheel came off.
According to the FAA reported, the nose wheel came off and rolled down the hill as during the line up and wait to take off.
The Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 nose wheel incident is the latest in a slew of terrifying incidents involving Boeing aircrafts.
A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 flying out of Atlanta lost its nose tire as it attempted to take off on Saturday
‘The 75 on the runway just lost the nose tire,’ said the pilot who was behind the Boeing 757, according to audio posted by VASAviation.
The Delta Pilot said, ‘Thanks for that … sounds like we got a problem.’
‘Yeah, we saw that tire roll off the runway to the south. Looks like it went off the runway, probably down the bank down there,’ said the other pilot.
All 184 passengers on board and their bags were removed from the plane put on a replacement aircraft, reported WSB-TV.
It comes after an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 plane narrowly avoided disaster earlier this month when a door plug blew off.
Max 9s have been grounded since the January 5 incident when a jet which took off from Portland, Oregon bound for California was forced to make a harrowing emergency landing when the door plug blew out at 16,000 feet.
Federal officials spent days looking for the lost parts of the plane to help in their investigation. Authorities also ordered similar planes be grounded while they investigated.
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 plane narrowly avoided disaster earlier this month when a door plug blew off
Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci told NBC News found ‘some loose bolts on many’ Boeing 737 MAX 9s during inspections following the incident.
An Atlas Air Boeing 747 was forced to land at the Miami International Airport shortly after take off because one of the engines caught fire.
The captain said the incident involved engine number two and it occurred ‘on the climb out’ of the airport.
Officials later said that a ‘softball sized’ hole was found above the engine after it was examined upon landing.