American B772 enroute on Aug 16th 2018, dropped panel in flight

Last Update: August 17, 2018 / 22:03:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-61

Aircraft Registration
N755AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N755AN performing flight AA-61 (dep Aug 15th) from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), completed a seemingly uneventful flight with a safe landing on Narita's runway 16L.

A post flight inspection revealed a glass fiber panel, size about one square meter (10 square feet) weighing about 2kg/4 lbs, was missing from the fuselage just aft of the trailing edge of the right hand wing.

A search for the panel on Narita Airport was not successful.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground at Narita Airport about 39 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-61

Aircraft Registration
N755AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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