Cargolux B748 enroute on May 6th 2015, dropped wing panel

Last Update: May 8, 2015 / 19:57:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-870

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Cargolux Boeing 747-800 freighter, registration LX-VCI performing flight CV-870 from Luxembourg (Luxembourg) to Beirut (Lebanon), completed what appeared to be an unventful flight with a safe landing on Beirut's runway 16.

A post flight inspection revealed however, that a wing panel, size 1.5 by 2 meters, not part of the wing's central structure, was missing from the aircraft. The panel contacted the aircraft's tail plane however left no damage when it separated from the aircraft. The aircraft is going to be repaired in Beirut.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Beirut about 59 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-870

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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