US Airways Jet Loses Wheel On Takeoff Attempt In Charlotte

7:06 AM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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Charlotte, NC -- A US Airways jet lost one of its wheels while taxiing for takeoff at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.   

The Charlotte Observer reports the plane on a flight to Providence, R.I., managed to stop safely on the runway Wednesday afternoon.   

No one was hurt.   

The wheel rolled across the tarmac and lodged on the undercarriage of a US Airways Express plane that had just landed from Lexington, Ky.   

Officials put the passengers on buses that carried them back to the terminal. Maintenance crews put a new tire on the aircraft and towed it back to the gate.   

Both of the planes were inspected by mechanics.   

The passengers headed to Providence were booked on a later flight.

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