Lufthansa B748 over Atlantic on Aug 19th 2017, engine problem

Last Update: August 19, 2017 / 18:18:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-430

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYD performing flight LH-430 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL320 ove rthe Atlantic Ocean about 250nm south of Keflavik (Iceland), when the crew decided to turn around and return to Frankfurt due to a problem with one of the engines (GEnx). The aircraft descended to FL300 for the return and landed safely in Frankfurt about 5 hours after departure.

Passengers reported the captain announced a "Motorschaden" (engine damage).

A replacement Boeing 747-800 registration D-ABYJ departed Frankfurt with a delay of 9:15 hours and is currently climbing out of Frankfurt.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-430

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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