NTSB Identification: DCA07WA041
Incident occurred Saturday, May 12, 2007 in Tel Aviv, Israel
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER, registration: N863DA
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 13, 2007, at about 11:30 pm local time, a Delta Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, registration N863DA, took-off from Tel Aviv, Israel for a flight to Atlanta, Georgia. After the airplane took-off, pieces of the #8 tire assembly were found along the departure taxiway and runway. An aerial search was done in Tel Aviv along the departure flight path to try and locate the #8 wheel and tire. It was not located. On landing in Atlanta, it was discovered that the #8 tire assembly was missing. The flight crew had no indication on departure that there was a landing gear problem. The parts that were collected in Israel have been sent to the US for examination at BF Goodrich. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel is investigating this incident.

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