On Saturday 15 April, a Cargolux Boeing 747 aircraft was damaged during landing at Luxembourg Airport.
The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, and fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The aircraft, registered as LX-GCV, was arriving from Chicago O’Hare International Airport when it experienced an issue with its landing gear.
The pilots attempted to troubleshoot the issue while circling the airport, but ultimately decided to attempt a landing with the gear in a locked position.
Upon touchdown, the aircraft’s nose gear collapsed, causing damage to the front section of the plane and the left wing.
The runway was temporarily closed while emergency services attended to the scene.
Cargolux, the Luxembourg-based cargo airline, has confirmed that the aircraft was carrying general cargo and that they are cooperating with the relevant authorities to investigate the incident.
The company has also expressed gratitude that no one was injured during the landing.
Cargolux Boeing 747-400F (built 2009) sustained minor damage to its left outer engine casing during an abnormal landing at runway 06 at Luxemburg AP (ELLX) forcing the pilots to initiate a go-around. Flight #CLX5BP from Dubai landed safely on its 2nd attempt.… pic.twitter.com/XJEgBPTxIP
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) April 16, 2023