Accident: Martin B744 at Harare on Jul 8th 2019, dropped part of flaps

July 10, 2019


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. 

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