Shortly after take-off from Maastricht Aachen Airport, one engine of the cargo aeroplane encountered a failure. The crew then diverted to Liege Airport in Belgium and made a safe landing.

The aeroplane lost some parts of the engine above the village of Meerssen. This resulted in two people suffering from minor injuries and, among other things, damage to some cars.

The Dutch Safety Board has started an investigation into the cause of this occurrence.



  • Update

    Interim statement ‘Engine failure, Boeing 747-412BCF, Meerssen'

Investigation data

Theme Aviation

Investigation start date

Type Shortened Investigation

Status Ongoing