Lufthansa B744 near Frankfurt on Aug 11th 2019, engine stall in flight

Last Update: August 12, 2019 / 22:48:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-732

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVU performing flight LH-732 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 370 people on board, was climbing out of Frankfurt's runway 25C when the crew stopped the climb at FL080 reporting they had a #3 engine (CF6, right inboard) stall. The crew subsequently reported they needed to dump fuel and return to Frankfurt. The aircraft climbed to FL180, dumped fuel and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 90 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the crew decided for a precautionary return due to a technical problem. The aircraft dumped fuel. The passengers were taken to Shanghai with a replacement aircraft on Monday (Aug 12th).

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration D-ABVP reached Shanghai with a delay of about 14 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-732

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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