Lufthansa B748 at Frankfurt on Oct 22nd 2017, rejected takeoff due to lavatory smoke indication

Last Update: October 23, 2017 / 22:06:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-430

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYI performing flight LH-430 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Frankfurt's runway 25C when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 33 knots over ground) due to a lavatory smoke indication. The aircraft vacated the runway about 670 meters/2200 feet down the runway and stopped on the taxiway clear of the runway.

A passenger reported the crew rejected takeoff at low speed, vacated runway 25C via taxiway L6, stopped for a couple of minutes while the crew checked for signs of smoke. The captain subsequently announced that the smoke detector indication had been identified false, the sensor was malfunctioning. The aircraft taxied for departure and departed about 15-20 minutes after the rejected takeoff.

The aircraft departed 16 minutes after the rejected takeoff and reached Chicago with a total delay of 25 minutes and continued its schedule.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-430

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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