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During an emergency landing, a Cargolux Boeing 747 freighter loses its landing gear.

Significant damage was caused when the right body landing gear bogie disconnected after an emergency landing on a Cargolux Boeing 747-400F freighter.

When more than two wheels are attached to a landing gear strut, a bogie is the method of attachment that is employed.

On May 14, 2023, the LX-OCV-registered Boeing 747-400, which is 23 years old, was slated to fly from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD).Cargolux stated in a news release that the aircraft was unable to retract its landing gear upon takeoff from LUX airport.

It was decided to head back to LUX airport. But because the big jet was loaded with fuel for a lengthy flight, it circled the region while dumping gasoline to get to the maximum landing weight.

Despite some difficulties, the plane arrived at LUX airport 52 minutes after taking off.

The aircraft’s right body landing gear came off during the landing roll. However, the aircraft came to a controlled stop, and emergency personnel attended to it, the carrier reported. The landing gear bogie is seen in several videos of the aircraft’s landing that have been posted to Twitter before flying away from the craft.

The flag carrier cargo airline for Luxembourg verified that no one on board or on the ground was hurt.

After the incident, LUX airport closed the runway, forcing numerous flights to divert.  

On May 15, 2023, at 00:53 local time, the airport manager reported that the runway had reopened and that operations had resumed.

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