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Incident: A Boeing 747F Wing Component Have Fallen Off On Approach To Narita Airport

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As a Nippon Cargo Airlines plane landed at Narita Airport, a 60-kilogram part of the wing fell off.

On Feb. 11, inspectors at Narita International Airport detected a missing component covering a section of a Boeing 747-8 cargo plane’s left-wing.

The 60-kilogram cover is constructed of metal and plastic, and is 4.4 meters long and 60 centimeters wide, according to the transport ministry’s Narita Airport office.  It may have fallen off during the flight.

The Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. aircraft departed Shanghai, China, and landed at Narita at 9:02 p.m. on Feb. 11, according to the office. The runway was blocked from 10:13 p.m. to 10:24 p.m. while Narita International Airport Corp. searched for the cover, but it was not found.

Later, outside the airport, the portion was discovered. It appears to be one of the supporting components for the flaps.

The checks caused a 13-minute delay in the departure of one plane.

Photo Cover Via Twitter: JACDEC

 

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