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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248036
Last updated: 10 June 2021
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Date:20-FEB-2021
Time:16:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-412 (BCF)
Owner/operator:Longtail Aviation
Registration: VQ-BWT
MSN: 24975/838
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:over Meerssen -   Netherlands
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Maastricht/Aachen Airport (MST/EHBK)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Narrative:
Longtail Aviation flight LGT5504, a Boeing 747-412 (BCF), suffered an uncontained engine failure of the no.1 PW4056 engine. Blade fragments were ejected from the engine, coming down in the village of Meerssen, 2 km past the end of the runway. At that point the aircraft was climbing through 1400 feet.

The flight crew initially declared a Mayday and subsequently requested vectors for a holding pattern at FL100 to dump fuel.
The flight then diverted to Liège Airport, Belgium, as this airport had a longer runway. A safe landing was made at 17:10 local time, one hour after takeoff from Maastricht Airport.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/6t5504/#26debe99
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/LGT5504/history/20210220/1525Z/EHBK/EBLG/tracklog
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1566523397/vliegtuig-verliest-motoronderdelen-bij-maastricht-aachen-airport
https://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/en/page/18344/engine-failure-boeing-747-412bcf-meerssen
https://youtu.be/ADQbwVW4Wuo

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Images:

Photo of VQ-BWT courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
30 April 2021; (c) John Smitherman



Photo: Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Feb-2021 16:34 ron_wyler Added
20-Feb-2021 16:36 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]
20-Feb-2021 18:10 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
20-Feb-2021 18:23 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code]
20-Feb-2021 18:36 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Feb-2021 19:30 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Category, Photo]
21-Feb-2021 10:12 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2021 12:45 RobertMB Updated [Location, Narrative]
22-Feb-2021 18:36 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
22-Feb-2021 19:50 harro Updated [Photo]
09-Mar-2021 19:28 Anon. Updated [Source]

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