Video: Near-disaster as plane lands with missing wheel

A pilot ignored warnings his plane was missing a wheel shortly after taking off, with near-disastrous results.

The twin-engine jet took off from an airport in Belize on Friday (local time), the wheel dropping off not long afterwards.

The pilot decided it wasn't a serious enough problem to turn around for, and continued onto Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida.

Video shows sparks forming as the plane touches down, the pilot struggling to keep the plane under control. Eventually it hits the grass and comes to a fast, bumpy stop.

None of the plane's four passengers were injured.