Lufthansa A388 over Atlantic on Jan 23rd 2020, cargo smoke indication, heating device smoking

Last Update: January 23, 2020 / 21:01:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-460

Aircraft Registration
D-AIMG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMG performing flight LH-460 from Munich (Germany) to Miami,FL (USA) with 266 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 300nm west of Brest (France) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and decided to turn around and divert to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France). The aircraft descended to FL370 on the way to Paris but did not start the descent towards Paris and instead carried on to return to Munich (Germany), where the aircraft landed safely about 2:15 hours after turning around.

The airline reported the crew discharged the fire suppression system in the cargo bay which extinguished the indication. Therefore the aircraft did not land in Paris but carried on to Munich. A defective fan heater in the cargo bay had been smoking causing the smoke detectors to trigger.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Munich about 5 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-460

Aircraft Registration
D-AIMG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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