Canada A333 at Montreal on Apr 16th 2017, dropped main wheel on departure

Last Update: April 21, 2017 / 19:33:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-864

Aircraft Registration
C-GFUR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFUR performing flight AC-864 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 256 passengers and 10 crew, departed Montreal's runway 06R and completed what appeared to be an uneventful flight with a safe landing on Heathrow's runway 27R about 5:45 hours after departure. Ground personnel discovered the right forward outboard main wheel was missing.

The return flight AC865 of Apr 17th was cancelled.

A search for the wheel recovered the wheel from the side of Montreal's runway 06R near the threshold.

The airline confirmed the wheel was lost during takeoff. Canada's TSB is assessing the information available to decide whether to open an investigation.

On Apr 21st 2017 the Canadian TSB reported that the aircraft was lining up for departure from runway 06R when the forward outboard right main wheel separated from the wheel bogie and rolled onto the grass at the side of the runway. The aircraft departed and flew to London, where ground staff advised the wheel was missing. There was no damage to the aircraft except for the axle and wheel bearing when the wheel detached from the axle.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 4 days and returned to service 98 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-864

Aircraft Registration
C-GFUR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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