Air Canada Jazz flight 8684 from Montreal to Bagotville in Quebec lost a wheel during takeoff on Friday. The Dash 8-300 had 49 passengers and 3 crew on board. The “inboard left main wheel began to glow orange.” The wheel came off the gear strut and fell off the aircraft.
EXTENDED VIDEO Air Canada Jazz #AC8684 to Saguenay lost a wheel as it departed Montreal yesterday. Sparks were seen prior to separation. The flight returned safely to Montreal.
Video shows departure & wheel falling off, passengers being calm and a smooth landing. pic.twitter.com/o9ey0baikJ
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) January 4, 2020
The Jazz crew climbed to 3000 feet and burned off fuel eventually landing back in Montreal a couple of hours after takeoff.
There was a brief departure delay in Montreal while the wheel was found and cleared from the runway.