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Runaway Plane Tire Smashes Up Car In Parking Lot

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Runaway Plane Tire Smashes Up Car In Parking Lot
Runaway Plane Tire Smashes Up Car In Parking Lot

A United Airlines plane en route to Osaka, Japan, from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) lost one of its tires shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning, causing damage to several cars in an employee parking lot. Despite the mishap, the Boeing 777 aircraft managed to land safely at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) without any injuries reported among the 235 passengers, 10 flight attendants, and four pilots on board.

The fallen tire, which created a brief moment of alarm, led to a temporary closure of the runway at SFO for debris clearance. However, operations were swiftly resumed, indicating the efficiency of the airport's emergency response protocols. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced an investigation into the cause of the unusual incident, which adds to the recent scrutiny of Boeing's quality controls following an unrelated issue involving a 737 Max aircraft earlier in the year.