Canada A319 at New York and Toronto on Feb 18th 2020, dropped main wheel on departure

Last Update: February 25, 2020 / 20:15:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 18, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-715

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GAQL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-GAQL performing flight AC-715 from New York La Guardia,NY (USA) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 120 passengers and 5 crew, departed La Guardia's runway 13, climbed to FL300 enroute to Toronto. On approach to Toronto the crew reported a possible problem with the landing gear and performed a low approach to Toronto's runway 24L to have the landing gear inspected from the ground which revealed the right outboard main wheel was missing. The aircraft subsequently positioned for a landing on runway 23 and landed without further incident and stopped on the runway. The passengers disembarked via mobile stairs onto the runway and were bussed to the terminal.

On Feb 25th 2020 the Canadian TSB reported: "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. The operator was notified that the wheel was available for further examination."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 18, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-715

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GAQL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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