Narrative:On approach to Penang runway 22, the aircraft lost a flap section. The flap punctured the fuselage, causing a 1m-wide hole. This Boeing 747-200 aircraft was ordered to be grounded.
|Date:||Sunday 9 January 2000|
|C/n / msn:|| 20373/168|
|First flight:|| 1971-11-30 (28 years 2 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||near Penang International Airport (PEN) (Malaysia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea|
|Destination airport:||Penang International Airport (PEN/WMKP), Malaysia|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport to Penang International Airport as the crow flies is 4452 km (2782 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.