Plane File Number BEA2017-0229 Serious incident, AD Bruxelles, on 30 April 2017, AIRBUS - A330, OO-SFU

Serious incident to the A330 registered OO-SFU operated by Brussels Airlines on 30/04/2017 at Brusells [Investigation led by AIB / Belgium]

Summary

Preliminary data based on the notification from the authorities of Belgium :

After the notification by a witness to the Federal Police of a part falling from aircraft on 30 April 2017, ATC notified Brussels Airlines. BA further notified ATC that one of their aircraft (Flight BEL241 to Freetown) was found with a missing part (fairing wing to fuselage) during a post-flight inspection. The separation of the fairing part occured during flight from Brussels to Freetown.