Lufthansa Cargo MD11 at Mexico City on Oct 8th 2012, control problems due to fractured flap

Last Update: January 14, 2013 / 23:11:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
D-ALCR

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

A Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration D-ALCR performing freight flight GEC-8220 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Mexico City (Mexico), was on approach to Mexico City when a fixture of the inner right hand flap fractured resulting in control problems. The crew managed a safe landing nonetheless.

Germany's BFU reported minor damage to the aircraft, a fixture of the inner right hand flap broke causing control problems. Mexico's Authorities are investigating the incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
D-ALCR

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

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