NTSB Identification: DCA02WA012
Incident occurred Tuesday, December 04, 2001 in London, United Kingdom
Aircraft: Boeing 767-323, registration: N7375A
Injuries: 77 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 4, 2001, about 1400 Coordinated Universal Time, N7375A, a Boeing 767-323, operated by American Airlines, experienced an in-flight separation of the no. 2 engine pylon strut fairing during climbout from Brussels, Belgium. The fairing impacted and damaged the no. 8 leading edge slat on the right wing. No other aircraft damage was reported. The airplane was destined for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport but performed an uneventful precautionary landing at London's Heathrow Airport after the incident. None of the 12 crewmembers and 65 passengers were injured. The investigation is being conducted under the jurisdiction of the government of the United Kingdom. Any further information may be obtained from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, Department of Transport, Berkshire Copse Road, Aldershot, Hants GU11 2HH. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the government of the United Kingdom.

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