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Boeing 747 cargo plane drops engine parts in Netherlands

Boeing 747 cargo plane drops engine parts in Netherlands

An investigation has been launched into an incident involving a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that dropped engine parts shortly after take-off from Maastricht airport in Netherlands on Saturday. The plane scattered small metal parts over the southern Dutch town of Meerssen, causing damage and injuring a woman. At least dozens of pieces fell measuring around 5cm wide and up to 25cm long.

Dave 2 months

Is it just me, or does this seem to be happening quite a lot lately? What did they just mothball the planes during lockdown and not bother to do maintenance before starting them up again?

Miami's Last Capitalist
Miami's Last Capitalist 2 months

Ikea Aircraft always come with some spare screws.

Jeremy 2 months

@dave its not that its happening more or less frequent. its moreso that the information is getting to people faster and to a wider audience. its just information availablity bias.

Randall 2 months

It's called "Extracting Profit" at the expence of infrastructure maintenance. All part of late stage Capitalism. Electrical grids, bridges and dams are all going to fail soon. There's no short term profit in maintenance.

Mathew 2 months

Even though these were both being Boeing airplanes, notice that they are both engine problems. The engine is made by a separate manufacturer and there usually is more than one engine option, so airlines get their pick. You can't really balme this on Boeing. Engine failures happen and you could blame it on a lack of maintenance, though I don't know the situation at every airline. Not all failures can be caught anyway. The American 767 that had an engine fire at O'Hare was caused from something nobody knew about at the time.

Thomas 2 months

Idol planes still need to be watched for maintenance problems.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 2 months

Does this make two today, or one. I've already read a story about a Boeing cargo dropping parts after take off from Maastricht this morning.

GameFrontGermany 2 months

Secretly carpetbombing the dutch i see (just kiding)

Angry_Face 2 months

Are they trying to subtly discourage air travel or something??? All seems a little convenient

FactCheckerNeil 2 months

Their dropping like flies! 😄

Joseph 2 months

They probably didn't need those parts anyway.

Ron 2 months

More regulations. Now.

Arthur 2 months

Poor maintenance is responsible for the lose of engine parts on any airplane

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