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Longtail Aviation Boeing 747 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

MIAMI – A Longtail Aviation (6T) Boeing 747-412BCF, bearing a VQ-BWT registry, suffered an uncontained engine failure during the initial climb out of Maastricht (MST), Netherlands.

At the moment of the incident, the aircraft was passing 1400ft altitude and was overflying the Dutch village of Meerseen.

As a consequence of the uncontained explosion of the number 1 engine – outboard left side – several pieces of the fan blades fell over the village, slightly missing two persons and damaging parked vehicles, according to a report by Aviation-Safety.net.

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