Fedex A306 near Luton on Aug 25th 2013, dropped panel from cargo door

Last Update: September 3, 2013 / 17:55:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 25, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Aircraft Registration
N721FD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

A Federal Express Airbus A300-600, registration N721FD performing test flight FX-9077 from Luton,EN to Luton,EN (UK), performed a seemingly uneventful testflight lasting about 2.5 hours and concluded the flight with a safe landing on Luton's runway 08.

The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin however, that a panel, size 4 feet by 1 foot (1.2 meters by 0.328 meters), was found missing from the right hand cargo door, the panel had detached in flight. UK Authorities are investigating the occurrence rated a serious incident.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N721FD
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A300 B4-622R
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A306
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 25, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Aircraft Registration
N721FD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

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