Hong Kong A332 at Hong Kong on May 29th 2019, a screw loose or two

Last Update: May 30, 2019 / 21:58:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HX-608

Aircraft Registration
B-LHB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration B-LHB performing flight HX-608 from Hong Kong (China) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), completed a seemingly uneventful flight with a safe landing in Tokyo.

However, a post flight inspection revealed two screws were missing from an underwing panel.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported at least 6 Hong Kong Airlines flights between May 26th and May 28th 2019 had been found to have at least one part missing from the airframe like light covers or screws. The missing parts however were not critical to the aircraft's safety, the CAA stated, however, they were concerned over the occurrences.

Hong Kong's CAD stated the occurrence were relatively minor, however, a statement was requested from the operator to explain the many occurrences.

This time the aircraft was required to be repaired and was able to depart for its return flight with a delay of 6 hours only.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HX-608

Aircraft Registration
B-LHB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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