An Air Canada Jazz Dash-8-300 bound for Saguenay from Montreal had to abandon the flight when it lost a wheel on takeoff on Friday. A passenger shot cell phone video of the inboard wheel on the left main gear coming loose as the aircraft lifted off from Trudeau International Airport. The departure of the gear was preceded by a small fire in the hub of the wheel. The departure of the aircraft transformed into an emergency landing that was preceded by a couple of hours in a hold to burn off fuel.
The plane was never in any real danger and landed safely back in Montreal. “Our experienced pilots kept complete control of the aircraft. Our pilots are trained to react to such situations and reacted conforming to proper procedure,” Jazz Aviation Spokesperson Manon Stuart told the CBC.