Brussels A332 at Brussels on Apr 30th 2017, dropped fairing on departure
Last Update: May 12, 2017 / 17:26:11 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Freetown for 48 hours, then continued the journey and service.
Belgium's Accident Investigation Board rated the occurrence a serious incident and is investiating the occurrence.
On May 12th 2017 the airline reported: "We can confirm that, during the 'walkaround' of the aircraft after landing in Freetown, our pilot saw that a small part of a fairing panel -(this is a non structural composite material part that just serves as a cover - was missing. In line with rules and procedures a report was filed and the BCAA launched an investigation." The aircraft was already one hour enroute when the witness reported the observation. According to information the airline received the missing fairing has been, other than reported, not been found and Belgian CAA rated the occurrence a "minor incident".
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