A Boeing 757 plane operated by Delta Air Lines lost a nose wheel as it prepared to take off from Atlanta’s main airport on Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It was the latest troubling episode involving one of the manufacturer’s aircraft.
Delta Air Lines Flight 982 was preparing to take off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a trip to Bogotá, Colombia, at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday when a “nose wheel came off and rolled down the hill,” the agency said in a preliminary report.
More than 170 passengers who were aboard had to deplane, but no one was hurt, the report said.
A Delta spokesman said the passengers were put on a replacement flight.
A Boeing spokesman declined to comment and directed questions to Delta.
The F.A.A. said that it was continuing its investigation.