Singapore B773 enroute on Aug 15th 2013, dropped panel from wing
Last Update: September 1, 2013 / 16:02:57 GMT/Zulu time
A postflight inspection revealed one of the panels at the slats missing. The aircraft was taken out of service, the return flight SQ-286 was cancelled.
The airline confirmed a minor issue with one of the panels, size about 20cm by 17cm, that never posed any danger to the aircraft or its occupants. However, as flight controls (slats) were involved the aircraft was taken out of service for 48 hours until a spare part was flown in.
The incident aircraft positioned to Singapore as flight SQ-9286 about 48 hours later.
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