Lufthansa A321 at Vienna on Jul 12th 2018, flaps problem
Last Update: July 19, 2018 / 13:55:01 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the aircraft went around on first approach. After landing on second approach the aircraft was received by emergency services, emergency services followed the aircraft to the gate.
The aircraft was able to depart for the return flight LH-1241 about 2 hours after landing but again landed at a higher than normal speed in Frankfurt (about 165 knots over ground) and remained on the ground in Frankfurt for 12 hours.
On Jul 19th 2018 The Aviation Herald received information that on approach to Vienna the flaps locked as result of an alignment fault. The flaps locked under high load (gusting winds, speed brakes out, high speed) maintenance released the aircraft to service again after a thorough check. The approach to Frankfurt was normal, flaps operated normally, the aircraft however landed at high gross weight with a tail wind (within limits).
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