Lufthansa B748 at New York on Feb 22nd 2018, engine problem
Last Update: February 24, 2018 / 00:16:57 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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