A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter operated by Atlas Air, lost its main landing gear tyre just after taking off from Taranto in Italy. The giant aircraft mainly used for transporting Boeing 787 Dreamliner components took off from Taranto in Italy and was bound to land in Charleston, United States.
The incident was caught on camera, where aircraft after taking off, Dreamlifter's landing gear tyres snapped a few metres above the ground and rolled on the runway.
Boeing 747 Dreamlifter is a transport aircraft and is a modified version of the Boeing 747-400 aircraft which is used by many airlines. It transports assemblies, and components of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. According to Boeing, the Dreamlifter is not certified to carry passengers beyond essential crew. It took its first flight in September 2006.
Boarding pass, the online aviation news website in Romania tweeted a video and wrote that, "A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter operated by Atlas Air (N718BA) that took off from Taranto (IT) to Charleston (USA) on Tuesday morning (11OCT22) lost a main landing gear wheel during take-off. The aircraft operates flight #5Y4231 and is carrying Dreamliner components."
Watch the video shared by the website below:
According to reports, the Dreamlifter landed safely in the US and the tyre was found at the end of the runway.