Lufthansa A333 near Tamanrasset on May 21st 2018, electrical odour on board

Last Update: May 22, 2018 / 21:46:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-569

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKF performing flight LH-569 (dep May 20th) from Lagos (Nigeria) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 204 passengers, was enroute at FL390 about 140nm north of Tamanrasset (Algeria) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Tamanrasset due to an electrical odour on board. The aircraft landed safely 40 minutes later.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Tamanrasset due to an unusual odour on board. A replacement aircraft was dispatched to Algeria from Germany.

A passenger reported the crew announced they were diverting to Tamanrasset due to an electrical problem.

A replacement Airbus A330-300 registration D-AIKO positioned from Frankfurt to Tamanrasset, resumed the flight and reached Frankfurt with a delay of about 14.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Tamanrasset for about 24 hours, then positioned to Frankfurt and is now still on the ground in Frankfurt about 17 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-569

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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