Quarterly Aviation Report Q2 2023
Citizens living under a flight path or near an airport have the right to expect it to be safe. The government plays an important role in ensuring the safety of these citizens. Yet sometimes things go wrong, jeopardizing the safety of citizens. This is what happened on Saturday 20 February 2021, when a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft took off from Maastricht Aachen Airport. Just after takeoff, the aircraft lost parts of an engine due to an engine failure. The engine debris came down in the village of Meerssen, injuring two people and causing damage to several houses and cars.