Lufthansa A343 near Amsterdam on May 17th 2018, engine vibrations

Last Update: May 17, 2018 / 20:58:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-466

Aircraft Registration
D-AIGO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGO performing flight LH-466 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to San Diego,CA (USA) with 265 passengers and 13 crew, had departed Frankfurt's runway 25C and was climbing through FL280 out of Frankfurt about to overfly Netherland's coast to the North Sea when the crew decided to stop the climb, dump fuel over the North Sea and return to Frankfurt due vibrations of the #1 engine (CFM56, outboard left hand). The aircraft landed safely back on Frankfurt's runway 25C about 2:15 hours after departure.

A replacement Airbus A330-300 registration D-AIKI is estimated to reach San Diego with a delay of about 5 hours.

The airline reported the crew decided to return to Frankfurt due to vibrations of one of the four engines. An inspection of the engine after landing revealed the engine had ingested (small) birds without the crew becoming aware of the bird strike.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-466

Aircraft Registration
D-AIGO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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