Maggie Taraska (17) safely lands her Piper PA-28-161 after she lost a wheel on take-off

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On 9 September, Maggie Taraska – a seventeen year old student solo pilot – lost a wheel off her Piper PA-28-161 (N2496X) on departure from Beverly Airport near Boston. With coordination from Air Traffic Control and her instructor she landed safely with one wheel missing. John Singleton, her instructor said: “I always told my students; aviate, navigate, communicate. It’s an old saying but it really pays off.” Follow the interesting twitter feed and ATC audio reconstructed by Tom Podolec.

ATC Audio (4 parts)

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