A Cargolux aircraft flying from Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport to Luxembourg Findel Airport met with a minor accident at its destination airport. The aircraft was damaged after one of its engines touched the runway during landing. Noticing the incident, the pilot initiated a go-around and landed the aircraft safely to avoid a major accident. Significantly, the aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 747-400F.
The incident with flight CV-7545 took place on April 15 after it took off from Luxembourg for Dubai. According to reports, the pilot aborted the landing to try again after the plane scratched the runway. The pilot reached 4,000 feet before attempting another landing. The second attempt was completed successfully at approximately 18:45.
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The incident was witnessed by several people in the airport premises and the video of the damaged aircraft was shared on social media platforms. It can be seen in the video that when the engine of the aircraft is falling on the ground, the left wing of the aircraft bends. The pilot can be seen sensing the problem and aborting the landing.
Cargolux flight CLX5BP damaged its left engine casing during landing in Luxembourg, forcing the pilots to divert …
pic.twitter.com/1lnp0JcRNN– Flight Emergency (@FlightEmergency) April 16, 2023
No personnel on the ground or in the aircraft were injured in the incident, reports Simple Flying.
According to Flightradar24, the 14-year-old Boeing 747-400F (ER) with the registration LX-ECV was originally flying on a return flight from Luxembourg to Taipei when the airplane was diverted to Dubai before heading to Europe . In addition, the aircraft also needs to be registered for another flight after the incident. The plane will be allowed to fly after the Boeing aircraft is cleared by the technical team.
Cargolux, one of the world’s largest cargo carriers, maintains a fleet of 30 Boeing 747 aircraft and leverages its strategic location in Europe between Germany, France and Belgium to provide its cargo services to customers around the world. Is.
The cargo airline operates out of Findel Airport in Luxembourg and travels to 90 different countries. Cargolux Italia, one of its subsidiaries, flies from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) most of the time. It runs an extensive trucking network in over 250 locations worldwide in addition to its aviation operations.