Cathay Pacific B748 at Brisbane on Jan 21st 2020, asymmetric flaps

Last Update: January 22, 2020 / 22:17:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 21, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-2022

Aircraft Registration
B-LJE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8 freighter, registration B-LJE performing flight CX-2022 from Melbourne,VI to Brisbane Toowoomba,QL (Australia), was on final approach to Toowomba (former Brisbane West Wellcamp) Airport's runway 30 when the crew went around due to asymmetric flaps. The aircraft climbed to 6000 feet and entered a hold while working the checklists and consulting with dispatch and maintenance. The crew was unable to move the flaps, neither down nor up and checked their options considering a diversion to Sydney, but were unable to divert. After deciding they were committed to Toowoomba Airport the crew prepared for a landing on Toowoomba's runway 30 (length 2870 meters/9420 feet) and performed a safe landing on the runway at a higher speed than normal (182 knots over ground) about 50 minutes after the go around.

A listener on frequency reported the occurrence stating the flaps of the aircraft were stuck at about 25 degrees and could not be moved either way.

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

Date of incident
Jan 21, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-2022

Aircraft Registration
B-LJE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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