Lufthansa A388 at Frankfurt and San Francisco on Feb 11th 2018, fumes on board
Last Update: March 5, 2018 / 22:13:13 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground in San Francisco for about 3 hours, then departed for the return flight and suffered fume events again, see Accident: Lufthansa A388 near San Francisco and Frankfurt on Feb 11th 2018, fumes on board.
A passenger reported that the aircraft had been de-iced before departure from Frankfurt. There was an odour of dirty old socks a few minutes after takeoff and later during descent into San Francisco, however, there was no haze or other noticable reduction of visibility. The passenger felt headache developing during the flight, which continued into the next day but then subsided with no other impairment. The passenger did not seek medical assistance. Ground staff in San Francisco guessed, it might have been de-icing fluid.
Following the return flight the aircraft entered scheduled maintenance, an oil leak at engine #3 (Trent 970) was suspected as cause of the odour.
Germany's BFU reported on Mar 5th 2018, that they have been notified about the occurrence, did not rate the occurrence a serious incident or accident and did not open an investigation.
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