Lufthansa MD11 over Atlantic on Dec 17th 2018, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 18, 2018 / 22:23:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
GEC-8332

Aircraft Registration
D-ALCC

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

A Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, registration D-ALCC performing flight GEC-8332 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL320 about 230nm southwest of Faroe Islands when the crew reported a problem with one of the engines (CF6). The aircraft turned around to return to Germany, initially descended to FL290, later descended to FL210, climbed again to FL250 and diverted to Cologne (Germany). At some point the crew needed to shut the engine down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on two engines on runway 14L about 3.5 hours after leaving FL320.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Cologne about 20 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
GEC-8332

Aircraft Registration
D-ALCC

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

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