Lufthansa B748 at New York on Feb 22nd 2018, engine problem

Last Update: February 24, 2018 / 00:16:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 22, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-401

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYO performing flight LH-401 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 127 passengers, was climbing through FL200 out of New York when the crew requested to level off due to an engine (GEnx) problem but to continue the departure route. The crew subsequently advised they wouldn't cross the Atlantic and some time later decided to return to JFK. The crew advised no assistance was needed. When the crew checked in with tower, tower advised emergency vehicles were on stand by, the crew responded the services were not needed. The aircraft landed safely on runway 04L and taxied to the apron.

The FAA reported the aircraft returned to JFK following an engine failure.

A passenger reported the left outboard engine (#1) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame. The passengers were rebooked onto LH-407, which was redirected to Frankfurt/Main instead of Berlin Tegel (Germany).

On Feb 24th 2018 The Aviation Herald received information indicating that the #1 engine shut down automatically in flight with a message indicating the engine speed was below idle with fuel switch on. Metallic debris was found in the engine exhaust, the turbine is severly damaged. The engine needs to be replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 22, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-401

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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