Lufthansa B744 at Philadelphia on May 28th 2019, hard landing, chunk of engine separated on touch down

Last Update: May 29, 2019 / 17:17:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-426

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
KPHL

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVU performing flight LH-426 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Philadelphia,PA (USA), landed on Philadelphia's runway 27R at 15:57L (19:57Z) but touched down hard, rolled out and taxied to the apron. Tower advised waiting departures they'd need to wait "due to obvious reasons". Ground observers advised tower that a "chunk of the engine came off on touch down". Tower in turn advised the flight that they are getting reports of a piece having come off the aircraft on touch down. Another observer reported it looked like the chunk came off the left outboard engine (CF6).

The FAA reported the aircraft made a hard landing, "plexiglass came off the left engine cowling" stating the occurrence happened on April 28th 2019 (however, that aircraft on Apr 28th 2019 departed for the return flight less than 3 hours after landing and on schedule). The damage is being assessed.

The return flight LH-427 was cancelled. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Philadelphia about 21 hours after landing.



Metars:
KPHL 282154Z 16005KT 10SM SCT030 SCT110 OVC250 27/21 A2968 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW SLP048 CB DSNT NW MOV SE T02720211 $=
KPHL 282054Z 18010KT 10SM SCT026 BKN110 BKN250 28/22 A2969 RMK AO2 SLP053 T02830217 58021 $=
KPHL 282001Z 20009KT 10SM SCT025 BKN110 28/21 A2971 RMK AO2 T02780211 $=
KPHL 281954Z 20010G18KT 10SM BKN025 BKN060 BKN110 27/21 A2972 RMK AO2 SLP062 T02670206 $=
KPHL 281854Z 21012KT 10SM FEW023 BKN028 BKN038 27/20 A2974 RMK AO2 SLP071 T02670200 $=
KPHL 281754Z 19014KT 10SM BKN023 BKN031 BKN110 26/19 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP074 60008 T02560194 10256 20194 58027=
KPHL 281717Z 21014KT 10SM BKN021 OVC027 24/19 A2977 RMK AO2 T02440189=
KPHL 281654Z 21012KT 10SM OVC020 24/19 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP085 T02390189=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-426

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
KPHL

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