Cargologic Air Boeing 747 Drops Part of Flaps In Flight

Photo: @ Herkner

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A Cargologic Air Boeing 747-400, registration G-CLBA performing flight CLU-473 from Frankfurt/Main to Munich (Germany), was on approach to Munich’s runway 26R when a part of the inboard flap track from the right hand wing (between fuselage and engine #3) separated from the aircraft and fell onto a field at Wartenberg about 7nm short of the runway threshold.

The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 26R and taxied to the apron, where it was discovered the part was missing. There were no injuries, aircraft and field sustained minor damage.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Munich about 11 hours after landing.

The part was recovered by local police and is being handed over to Germany’s BFU.

A ground observer reported the aircraft was missing a flap track fairing between fuselage and engine #3.