Nippon Cargo B748 at Tokyo on Mar 18th 2018, dropped panels in flight

Last Update: March 20, 2018 / 20:37:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KZ-89

Aircraft Registration
JA11KZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-800, registration JA11KZ performing flight KZ-89 (dep Mar 17th 2018) from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), concluded a seemingly uneventful flight with a safe landing in Tokyo.

The airline reported that two days earlier it had been discovered that a panel was missing from another B748, see Incident: Nippon Cargo B748 at Tokyo on Mar 16th 2018, dropped panel in flight, and initiated an inspection of all other same size aircraft. As result of the inspection of JA11KZ two panels (plastics, 0.05 by 0.013m, 0.005kg as well as plastics, 0.09 by 0.02m, 0.01kg) were found missing from the #2 engine cowl (GEnx, inboard left hand engine), in addition a screw was missing from the #3 engine (inboard right hand) cowl.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KZ-89

Aircraft Registration
JA11KZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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