Nail-biting moment plane forced to make emergency landing without wheels

Chloe Chaplain

Video footage has captured the scary moment a plane was forced to make an emergency landing without wheels.

Sparks flew and smoke billowed from the plane as it skidded down the runway at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

Fire crew were stationed nearby and passengers were rushed to safety off the plane.

No one is believed to have been injured in the incident.

Emergency: the plane was forced to land without wheels

The wheel of the small plane had fallen off mid-air as it travelled from Belize to Florida, and airport spokesman said.

Landing: The plane lost its wheel mid-flight

The pilot notified the control tower about a possible problem concerning a missing wheel and circled the airport to dump fuel before the nail-biting landing.

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