Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 September 2017
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DSC_0836A piece of an airplane fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane on Saturday, damaging a car in Japan. The aircraft, a Boeing 777, had taken off from Kansai International Airport.

The wing panel, which authorities say weighed approximately nine pounds (four kilograms), damaged the roof of the car and smashed its rear window. The debris fell from a height of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).

No one was in the car when it happened and there were no injuries reported.

The flight proceeded without further trouble, and landed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport later that day. KLM said it has launched an investigation into the incident, and that it is “in close contact with Japanese civil aviation authority and Boeing on this matter.”

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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