Westjet B763 at Calgary on Jan 28th 2017, lonesome errant wheel

Last Update: February 10, 2017 / 11:34:35 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1860

Aircraft Registration
C-FOGT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Westjet Boeing 767-300, registration C-FOGT performing flight WS-1860 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 247 people on board, departed Calgary's runway 35R when immediately after becoming airborne the crew received a BRAKE TEMP indication and tower advised the crew he saw a wheel rolling away from the aircraft. The crew decided to not select the gear up and leave the flaps at 5 degrees. The crew consulted with the operator's maintenance center and chief pilot while on radar vectors by ATC, then performed a low approach to Calgary to have the gear inspected from the ground. Ground observers reported the forward outboard left main gear wheel was missing. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel, then landed on Calgary's runway 17L. Following an inspection by emergency services the aircraft taxied to the apron.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the axle, brake and the remaining three wheels. The TSB wrote: "The errant wheel had damaged a runway sign and was located in the grass, on the east side of the runway near the threshold of Runway 17L. The wheel bearing components have been obtained by the TSB for further examination."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 28, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1860

Aircraft Registration
C-FOGT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5377 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5377 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways