Martinair Boeing 747 Loses a Part of Flaps On Approach

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A Martinair Boeing 747-400, was on approach to Harare’s runway 05, when a part of the flaps dropped from the aircraft and fell into the neighbourhood of Chitungwiza, about 3nm south of the aerodrome. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 05.

The airline reported the aircraft lost part of a flap. The loose part was found just outside of Harare and has not caused any damage. An investigation has been opened.

Zimbabwe’s Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft dropped a flap in Chitungwiza but landed safely at Harare Airport. Residents of Chitungwiza found the part and handed it over to investigators.