Air France B773 at Shanghai on Jul 13th 2015, dropped gear panel
Last Update: July 19, 2015 / 18:02:21 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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