The incident took place at Luxembourg Airport during the landing of a Cargolux plane.
On Sunday evening, a Boeing 747-400 cargo lost part of it’s main landing gear.
- UPDATE Flights to Luxembourg airport reopened at 01.00 am.
- UPDATE Flights to Luxembourg are diverting to Frankfurt.
- UPDATE Cleaning is still taking place.
- UPDATE The 747 has been unloaded and has finally cleared the runway.
- UPDATE The runway of Luxembourg Airport is currently closed.
The Boeing 747-400 took off from Luxembourg airport to Chicago ORD but pilots informed ATC of a malfunction.
The aircraft (reg. LX-OCV) climbed to 10,000 ft to dump fuel for about 10 minutes then returned to Luxembourg Airport for an emergency landing one hour later, after it could not retracts the landing gear.
The 23 years old plane formed a heavy landing due to quantity of fuel on board.
On landing, the right center gear unit broke off.
Cargolux was performing flight #CV6857 lost part of landing gear.
The runway has to be inspected. Air traffic will resume as soon as the runway is safe.
View of damages after the Cargolux Boeing 747-400F made a heavy landing.