Cargolux B748 at Libreville on Nov 24th 2014, hard landing

Last Update: December 16, 2014 / 20:40:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 24, 2014

Classification
Accident

Airline
Cargolux

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Cargolux Boeing 747-800 freighter, registration LX-VCC performing freight flight CV-7101 from Luxembourg (Luxembourg) to Libreville (Gabon), landed in Libreville at about 19:30L (18:30Z) but touched down hard. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft continued its schedule returning from Africa to Luxembourg on Nov 26th, performed rotations from Luxembourgh to Shanghai (China) via Russia and back, flew from Luxembourg to Hong Kong (China) via the United States and back, and finally was removed from service in Luxembourg on Dec 2nd 2014 after substantial structural damage was detected as result of the hard landing in Libreville.

The damage is going to be assessed by a Boeing maintenance team to decide whether the aircraft can be repaired, preliminary estimation suggests the aircraft will be repaired.

Libreville features a runway 16/34 of 3000 meters/9850 feet length.

Metars:
FOOL 241957Z 20009KT 170V230 8000 SCT009 FEW020CB 26/24 Q1012 NOSIG=
FOOL 241822Z 22011KT 190V250 6000 TSRA SCT009 FEW020CB BKN033 26/25 Q1012 TEMPO 3000 +TSRA=
FOOL 241632Z 25009KT 210V270 9000 TS SCT009 FEW020CB BKN033 27/25 Q1011 TEMPO 3000 TSRA=
FOOL 241520Z 23010KT 9999 SCT010 FEW020CB BKN033 27/25 Q1010 NOSIG=
FOOL 241452Z 23010KT 9999 BKN010 FEW020CB BKN030 27/25 Q1010 NOSIG=
FOOL 241423Z 23011KT 200V260 9999 SCT010 FEW020CB BKN033 28/25 Q1009 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 24, 2014

Classification
Accident

Airline
Cargolux

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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