A 265-pound wheel fell off a United Airlines Boeing 777 after taking off from San Francisco International Airport on Thursday, smashing through a fence and into several cars in a nearby parking lot. The flight bound for Osaka, Japan diverted to Los Angeles and landed safely instead of taking a 12-hour trip across the Pacific Ocean. While statistically rare, this isn’t the first time that a major U.S. airline had a plane lose a wheel within in the last year. – Ryan Erik King Read More

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