FedEx airplane pops wheelie while unloading - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FedEx airplane pops wheelie while unloading

(Source: WMC Action News 5 viewer) (Source: WMC Action News 5 viewer)
(Source: WMC Action News 5 viewer) (Source: WMC Action News 5 viewer)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Part of a FedEx airplane ended up on top of a loading truck Sunday.

Witnesses took pictures of the plane after seeing it pop a wheelie while standing still.

A viewer sent WMC Action News 5 the photos. The viewer said the plane looked like it was loaded with too much cargo weight and gravity took over.  

"Oh my god, look at the landing gear ohhh!" a viewer said. 

FedEx said while unloading the plane, too much weight ended up in the back and not enough in the front, causing the plane to tilt backward on its wheels.

There is a video that caught the action from the ground. In the background, witnesses could be heard worrying that people were hurt, but that was luckily not the case. 

"We had an aircraft being offloaded when the nose came up and the fuselage came to rest on a loader; ‎no flight crew members were on board, and the offload crew is reported to be fine," FedEx released in a statement. 

FedEx also said it is investigating whether procedures were followed correctly when the incident happened. 

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