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Serious incident bulletin on Atlas Air freighter released
     The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) today (September 28) released Serious Incident Bulletin 5/2018 in relation to a serious incident that occurred to a Boeing 747-47UF freighter (registration mark N415MC), operated by Atlas Air, on August 30, 2018 when, as it was landing at Hong Kong International Airport, it sustained damage to the right-hand side No.3 and No.4 engine cowlings and the No.4 engine.

     A spokesperson for the AAIA said that the bulletin contains information relating to the serious incident as determined up to the time of issue, and must be regarded as tentative.

     "The investigation team will continue with the investigation and will conduct more in-depth analysis of the relevant data and information collected in order to determine the causes and contributing factors of the serious incident," the spokesperson said.

     The full Serious Incident Bulletin 5/2018 is available for download from the AAIA webpage (www.thb.gov.hk/aaia/eng/investigation_reports/index.htm).
Ends/Friday, September 28, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:08
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