United Airlines has confirmed that one of its Boeing aircraft lost a main landing gear wheel after taking off from Los Angeles.

United Airlines said the Boeing 757-200 lost the wheel after leaving Los Angeles International Airport but landed safely at its intended destination in Denver.


It confirmed that there were no reported injuries on the ground or onboard Flight 1001, which had been carrying 174 passengers and 7 crew.


It is the second time this year that a Boeing aircraft operated by United Airlines has lost a wheel after takeoff.

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