Boeing BLCF at Taranto on Oct 11th 2022, dropped wheel on departure

Last Update: October 11, 2022 / 19:49:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
5Y-4231

Aircraft Registration
N718BA

ICAO Type Designator
BLCF

A Boeing Boeing 747-400 Dreamlifter, registration N718BA performing flight 5Y-4231 from Taranto (Italy) to Charleston,SC (USA), was departing Taranto's runway 35 when shortly after becoming airborne smoke came from the main wheels and one of the main wheels dropped off the aircraft. The crew continued the departure and the flight across the Atlantic, and landed on Charleston's runway 15 about 11 hours after departure.

The wheel had broken through the airport perimeter fence and was recovered from a vineyard adjacent to the airport.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N718BA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-4H6
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
BLCF
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 11, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
5Y-4231

Aircraft Registration
N718BA

ICAO Type Designator
BLCF

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