Investigation led by DSB - Netherlands

Serious incident to the Boeing 747 registered VQ-BWT operated by Longtail Aviation on 20/02/2021 at Maastricht

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Netherlands authorities:

During initial climb a failure of engine 1 (type PW4056-3, s/n P727441) occurred. Parts of the engine (prob. turbine (blades)) came down in the village of Meerssen, appr. 2 km past the end of the runway. The crew declared an emergency, dumped fuel in a holding pattern and diverted to Liege Airport in Belgium.