Air Canada plane wheel falls off after landing in Toronto
The landing wheel gear of an Air Canada Jazz plane fell off shortly after landing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Published Monday, January 21, 2013 8:00AM EST
TORONTO -- No passengers or crew were injured when a landing gear wheel fell off an Air Canada Jazz plane following its landing at Toronto's Pearson airport.
Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart says the right wheel on the nose gear loosened while the small propeller plane was taxiing to the terminal to finish its flight from North Bay, Ont.
Stuart says pilots kept complete control of the plane during the incident, which saw emergency vehicles race out to the plane as a precautionary measure.
She says there were 72 passengers on the plane.
Stuart says the airline is launching an investigation to figure out what made the wheel come loose.