Lufthansa B744 at Rio de Janeiro on Feb 20th 2019, flaps problem

Last Update: February 23, 2019 / 23:38:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 20, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-501

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVR performing flight LH-501 from Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 361 people on board, was climbing out of Galeao's runway 11 when the crew stopped the climb at FL200 due to a problem with one of the leading edge flaps. The aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Galeao Airport for a safe landing on runway 11 about 2 hours after departure.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 48 hours, then positioned back to Frankfurt as flight LH-9923.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 20, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-501

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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