Air Canada plane wheel falls off after landing
72 passengers, crew not injured
The Canadian Press
Posted: Jan 20, 2013 9:15 PM ET
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2013 5:49 AM ET
A landing gear wheel fell off an Air Canada Jazz plane after it landed Sunday at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
No one aboard, including the aircraft's 72 passengers, was injured.
The plane from North Bay, Ont., was taxiing to the terminal when the right wheel on the nose gear loosened, said Manon Stuart, a Jazz spokeswoman.
The airport's emergency vehicles raced to the small propeller plane, but the pilots did not lose control of the aircraft during the incident.
The airline will investigate the cause of the loose wheel, Stuart said.
Also on Sunday, Vancouver International Airport experienced a power outage for several hours that slowed down some services, including baggage carousels, restaurants and moving walkways.With files from CBC News
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