Lufthansa B748 near Frankfurt on Aug 1st 2017, strong odour on board

Last Update: August 2, 2017 / 21:25:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-506

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYS performing flight LH-506 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was climbing out of Frankfurt when the crew stopped the climb at FL230 due to a strong and unbearable odour of fuel on board. The aircraft returned to Frankfurt for an overweight but safe landing on runway 07C about 35 minutes after departure.

The flight was postponed to the next day.

A replacement Boeing 747-800 registration D-ABYH departed the following morning with a delay of 12 hours and is estimated to reach Sao Paulo with a delay of 11:15 hours.

A passenger reported a number of fellow passengers felt unwell as result of the odour, emergency services and medical services were awaiting the aircraft on return, a number of passengers were treated at the airport.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service 23 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-506

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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