It’s Happened AGAIN!

(TheIndependentStar.com) – Another major airline incident has happened again, as a United Airlines jet lost a landing gear wheel during takeoff from Los Angeles but landed safely in Denver, its planned destination.

“The wheel has been recovered in Los Angeles, and we are investigating what caused this event,” the airline said in a statement, as it also reported that no person was injured.

According to FlightRadar24 data, the aircraft involved was a nearly 30-year-old Boeing 757-200, carrying 174 passengers and 7 crew members. Boeing stopped making the 757 in 2004.

In March, a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 jet heading to Japan lost a tire mid-air after taking off from San Francisco, landing safely at Los Angeles International Airport.

The wheel landed on a car in an airport employee parking lot, breaking a car window, but no one was hurt.

Moreover, such an incident is the latest in a series of issues involving United Airlines planes.

For instance, in March, one aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport due to a problem with its hydraulic system.

Another flight that month was attempting to land in Houston when it rolled off the taxiway into the grass.

Also in the same month, a flight carrying 167 passengers made an emergency landing in Houston after bright flames burst from the engine of United Flight 1118, a Boeing 737-900 en route from Houston to Fort Myers, Florida.

In turn, U.S. flight issues made headlines in January when a door plug blew off an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 in mid-air shortly after it took off from Portland, Oregon. This forced an emergency landing, and several people were injured.

In April, United Airlines blamed the incident for a $200 million hit to its earnings in the first three months of the year. It said the mid-flight blowout on rival Alaska Airlines forced it to ground many of its Boeing planes, contributing to the losses.

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