Lufthansa A321 enroute on Aug 17th 2018, cracked windshield

Last Update: August 17, 2018 / 20:37:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1162

Destination
Faro, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
D-AISK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AISK performing flight LH-1162 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Faro (Portugal), was enroute at FL350 about 50nm eastnortheast of Nantes (France) when a windshield cracked. The crew descended the aircraft to FL240 and decided to return to Frankfurt, later climbing the aircraft to FL260. The aircraft landed in Frankfurt about 80 minutes after the decision to return.

The airline reported the crew decided to return to Frankfurt after consultation with dispatch. The aircraft could have continued to Faro, however, would have become stuck in Faro after landing.

A replacement A321-100 registration D-AIRH reached Faro with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1162

Destination
Faro, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
D-AISK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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