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Austral MD-80 (LV-W??) lost one wheel of it front gear on takeoff
Last updated: 24 October 2014

published: 20 FEB 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

An Austral MD-80 (LV-W??) which departed from AEP to IGR, lost one wheel of it front landing gear. Immediately requested instructions for emergency landing in EZE (20km away). The aircraft landed in perfect conditions. The lost wheel broke the fence and crossed the perimetral avenue and finished in the same golf course where in 1999 a LAPA 737 crashed. (Fabian Lujan)