United Airlines flight loses wheel on takeoff, lands safely with no injuries
(Reuters) A United Airlines jet lost a landing-gear wheel when it took off from Los Angeles but landed safely in Denver, its planned destination, with no injuries, the airline said.

The wheel from United Flight 1001, a Boeing 757-200, was recovered in Los Angeles. "We are investigating what caused this event," United said.

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The aircraft involved in Monday s incident was a nearly 30-year-old 757, according to FlightRadar24 data. Boeing ended production of the 757 in 2004.

In March, a United Boeing 777-200 jet headed for Japan lost a tire mid-air following takeoff from San Francisco and landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport.