Lufthansa B735 at Frankfurt and Stuttgart on Oct 4th 2015, flap track fairing on the run

Last Update: October 6, 2015 / 14:30:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-132

Aircraft Registration
D-ABIS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

A Lufthansa Boeing 737-500, registration D-ABIS performing flight LH-132 from Frankfurt to Stuttgart (Germany), was climbing out of Frankfurt when a passenger noticed the outboard right hand flap track fairing showed first indications of becoming loose. While descending towards Stuttgart, when the flaps were extended to position 1, the fairing had enough, the rear mount separated leaving the fairing hanging down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing and taxied to the gate, the fairing still remained attached by its forward mount.

The return flight LH-137 was cancelled as result.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Stuttgart.

The airline confirmed a plastics flap track fairing loosened but had no effect on aerodynamics and safety of flight. The aircraft is still on the ground in Stuttgart for repairs.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-132

Aircraft Registration
D-ABIS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

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