Lufthansa A321 near Riga on Jul 15th 2019, cracked windshield

Last Update: July 17, 2019 / 23:11:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1438

Aircraft Registration
D-AIRL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIRL performing flight LH-1438 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to St. Petersburg (Russia), was enroute at FL310 about 110nm west of Riga (Latvia) when the crew decided to turn around and return to Frankfurt due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft landed safely back in Frankfurt about 100 minutes later.

Passengers reported they heard there had been sort of an accident in the cockpit.

The airline reported there was a damaged cockpit window, the aircraft returned to Frankfurt due to the better repair possibilities available.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 19 hours before returning to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1438

Aircraft Registration
D-AIRL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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