Lufthansa A333 at Bangalore on Nov 5th 2020, gear problem on departure

Last Update: November 9, 2020 / 11:24:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-755

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKK performing flight LH-755 from Bangalore (India) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 78 people on board, was climbing out of Bangalore's runway 09R when the flight crew stopped the climb at FL080 due to a problem with the nose wheel. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel climbing to FL100 and returned to Bangalore for a safe landing on runway 09R about 3 hours after departure.

The airline reported a technical malfunction prompted the return to Bangalore.

Emergency services reported they were alerted for a nose gear issue with the aircraft.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Bangalore for about 51.5 hours after landing back, then on Nov 7th 2020 positioned back to Frankfurt/Main as flight LH-9925. The aircraft is now still on the ground in Frankfurt about 44 hours after landing in Frankfurt (and about 106 hours after landing back in Bangalore).

On Nov 9th 2020 The Aviation Herald received information, that the left main gear leg suffered a failure of the lengthening mechanism due to the fracture of a link. A temporary fix was put into place.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-755

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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