Watch: United Airlines Boeing Loses Wheel post-LAX Takeoff

A wheel reportedly fell off a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 shortly after take-off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Monday, July 8.

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The aircraft landed safely in Denver approximately three hours later without any injuries to the crew or passengers

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Incident Overview

A wheel reportedly fell off a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 shortly after take-off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Monday, July 8. Alarming footage shared by Radar Box captures the moment the tire detached from the plane’s undercarriage, plummeting to the ground seconds after departure.

Flight Details and Aftermath

United Airlines confirmed that the wheel came loose at 7 a.m. as Flight 1001 departed LAX bound for Denver. The aircraft landed safely in Denver approximately three hours later without any injuries to the crew or passengers. A United spokesperson stated the wheel was later located in Los Angeles, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. It remains unclear if the wheel caused any ground damage.

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