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Bullet fired at Cargolux plane
Luxembourg

Bullet fired at Cargolux plane

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Cargolux has called for a police investigation after a bullet hole was discovered in one of its long-haul carriers.

(JB) Cargolux has called for a police investigation after a bullet hole was discovered in one of its long-haul carriers.

The freight company was alerted to the damaged fuselage during a scheduled A check on July 6, following a return trip to West Africa.

It is believed that a shot was fired at the Boeing 747-400 at some point during a chartered flight on July 4.

The aircraft travelled to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, then Accra, in Ghana, before going to Abuja, in Nigeria.

The plane has since been grounded in Luxembourg while police forensics teams investigate. The hole was found in an unpressurized area to the left rear of the plane.

According to Cargolux, it did not endanger the lives of staff and there is no evidence that the freight plane was deliberately targeted.

The Direction de l'aviation civile has been informed.