Lufthansa B748 at Buenos Aires on Apr 8th 2018, dropped two panels on departure

Last Update: April 10, 2018 / 13:47:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-511

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYQ performing flight LH-511 from Buenos Aires,BA (Argentina) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), departed Ezeiza Airport's runway 35 and completed what appeared to be an uneventful flight with a safe landing on Frankfurt's runway 07R about 12.5 hours after departure.

A post flight inspection revealed however that two panels at the wing root fairing were missing, one about 3 square meters and the other 1 square meter. In addition, the right hand inboard flaps had been penetrated and received a hole about 50cm in diameter with part of the underlying honey comb material missing, dents and two holes were also found at the right hand wing. The panels were located near the departure runway in Buenos Aires.

On Apr 10th 2018 the BFU reported that they have been informed about the occurrence and are currently collecting information to rate the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-511

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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