© Nicolas Binsfeld
An investigation has determined that the pilots of the Cargolux plane, which encountered turbulence during landing in April, had no means of preventing the ensuing incident.
The incident took place when a Cargolux 747 aircraft experienced turbulence upon landing, resulting in contact between one of its engines and the runway. The pilot was forced to make an additional loop over Luxembourg City and successfully landed the plane on a subsequent attempt.
The primary cause of the landing complications was identified as sudden shifts in wind conditions. Given the considerable size and weight of the cargo plane, it approached the runway at a significant velocity.
Coupled with the erratic wind fluctuations, the flight crew had limited leeway to manoeuvre and respond, as stated by the overseeing authority. Consequently, the event has been officially classified as an "incident."