Incident at Luxembourg airport follow-up

Luxembourg, 17 May 2023 – Following the incident at Luxembourg airport on Sunday 14 May, involving one of its aircraft, Cargolux confirms that a full, independent investigation is underway by AET, the Administration of Technical Investigations, who is the relevant authority in Luxembourg.

Cargolux will continue to work in close collaboration with them to establish the cause of the incident. More information concerning the circumstances will be communicated once we are able to do so.

Cargolux would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to the CGDIS emergency services, , luxAirport, LuxairCargo, the DAC (Direction de l’Aviation Civile), AET, the airport police, ANA (Administration de la Navigation Aérienne) and its employees who all assisted in ensuring that the aircraft could be towed off the runway in the shortest possible time. The airline is grateful for their swift and professional response to the incident.

“On behalf of Cargolux, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to all entities involved in the recovery operations for their quick action, competence, and collaboration. I would also like to thank the passengers traveling through Luxembourg airport at the time of the incident for the patience they demonstrated while repair work was underway”, says Richard Forson, Cargolux President and CEO.


About Cargolux Airlines International

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline operating a fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 freighters and Boeing 747-400 freighters. As a future-geared airline, Cargolux also has 10 efficient Boeing 777-8F on order to replace its ageing 747-400 aircraft. The Cargolux worldwide network covers over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights and offers full and part-charter services. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations. With over 50 years of experience in the air cargo industry and an extensive product portfolio, Cargolux provides tailored transport solutions for all types of shipments. The Cargolux Group also offers aerial firefighting services through its dedicated unit Aquarius Aerial Firefighting. As a responsible cargo carrier, Cargolux has developed a solid Sustainability program encompassing Environmental, Social, and Governance principles. The Cargolux Group employs close to 2,500 staff members worldwide.

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