sort of similar scare just two weeks ago.
Pulling the baler down the road with a farmall M - leaned back to look at what was making a funny noise - )#*($) steering wheel popped completely off the shaft.
Came THIS close to flipping over backwards - would have been crushed/dragged by the baler if I had.
I stayed on, but driving an M on a fast, busy road with no steering and wobbly front wheels is only slightly more fun than getting crushed by a baler.
Took what felt an eternity to find the brake and clutch - all while trying to get the wheel back on!