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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233073
Last updated: 19 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-114
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-GAQL
C/n / msn: 732
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 125
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA)
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
An Airbus A319-100 aircraft AC715 operated by Air Canada was taking off from New York, LaGuardia (KLGA) NY to Toronto Lester B Pearson (CYYZ), ON, when the no. 4 wheel assembly separated from the landing gear. ATC informed the flight crew and the flight continued to CYYZ. On arrival at CYYZ the aircraft did a fly-by the tower which confirmed the no. 4 wheel was missing. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. The aircraft stopped on the runway and damage was assessed before the aircraft moved to the operator's maintenance facility. All passengers were deplaned on the runway and transported by bus to the terminal. Photos taken of the landing gear showed that the outer bearing appears to have failed allowing the wheel assembly to slip out of the axle. The axle nut remained secure and safetied to axle. Subsequent reports from the FAA and NTSB stated the wheel had been found and retrieved fully inflated.



Photo of C-GAQL courtesy

Vancouver - International (CYVR / YVR)
20 August 2017; (c) Gary Vincent

Revision history:

19-Feb-2020 02:23 Geno Added
25-Feb-2020 20:56 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2020 17:48 harro Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Narrative]

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