Lufthansa B748 near Rio de Janeiro on Aug 20th 2017, engine problem

Last Update: August 24, 2017 / 15:26:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-501

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYA performing flight LH-501 from Rio De Janeiro Galeao,RJ (Brazil) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 358 people on board, was climbing out of Rio de Janeiro when the crew stopped the climb at FL270 due to a problem with one of the engines (GEnx). The aircraft returned to Rio De Janeiro, dumped fuel and landed safely on runway 15 about 2.5 hours after departure.

Passengers reported the captain announced one of the engines was shut down.

The airline reported one of the engines showed low oil pressure, it is being investigated whether it was just an indication fault or a real problem. The passengers were taken to hotels and rebooked.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Rio de Janeiro about 64 hours after landing back.

On Aug 24th 2017 The Aviation Herald learned that the #3 engine (inboard right hand) showed metallic chips in two detectors and is being replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-501

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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