A Martinair Boeing 747-400, registration PH-CKA performing freight flight MP-8372 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Harare (Zimbabwe), was on approach to Harare's runway 05, when a part of the flaps dropped from the aircraft and fell into the neighbourhood of Chitungwiza, about 3nm south of the aerodrome.
The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 05.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Harare about 33 hours after landing.
The airline reported the aircraft lost part of a flap. The loose part was found just outside of Harare and has not caused any damage. An investigation has been opened.
Zimbabwe's Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft dropped a flap in Chitungwiza but landed safely at Harare Airport.
Residents of Chitungwiza found the part and handed it over to investigators.