Air France B773 at Shanghai on Jul 13th 2015, dropped gear panel

Last Update: July 19, 2015 / 18:02:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-111

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQF performing flight AF-111 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was climbing out of Shanghai's Pudong Airport southwest of the airport, when the aircraft dropped a gear panel, weight about 130lbs/60kg. The aircraft continued to Paris where the aircraft landed safely about 11:10 hours later.

Chinese Authorities had reported on Jul 13th 2015, that a 60kg/130lbs part, which appeared to be a right main gear door or gear panel of a Boeing 777, had been found in an industrial district at 28 Minyi Road located about 26nm westsouthwest of Shanghai's Pudong Airport.

On Jul 19th 2015 Boeing identified the main gear panel as belonging to Air France's Boeing 777-300 registration F-GSQF which had departed Shanghai as flight AF-111. The part does not belong to the gear structure itsself but to the mechanism that opens and closes the gear doors. The incident is treated with utmost concern and urgency, a service bulletin has already been released and the changes have already been implemented in the production line of Boeing 777s.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-111

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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