On 26th August, a United Airlines Boeing 767 reached Dublin with an underneath panel detached in flight.
The Boeing 767-400, with registration N76064, was operating flight UA-23 from Newark to Dublin.
As reported by the Aviation Herald, the pilots heard a loud bang at 16,000 feet during the climb out of Newark.
A @United Boeing 767, registration N76064 performing flight #UA23 from Newark to Dublin , was climbing through 16,000 feet when the crew heard a loud bang. In the absence of any abnormal indication the crew continued the flight and landed safely in Dublin https://t.co/brQ3NELXzk pic.twitter.com/njFO19q0C3
— Michael Kelly (@Michaelkelly707) August 29, 2022
However, the pilots decided to continue the flight and arrived in Dublin some 5 hours and 40 minutes after departure.
A post-flight inspection revealed that the aircraft had lost a panel somewhere on its flight path near the ocean.
As a result of the incident, the return flight UA22 was cancelled and the aircraft was taken out of service for further investigation.