Lufthansa A343 near Cancun on Mar 16th 2021, engine shut down in flight
Last Update: March 26, 2021 / 16:59:32 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground in Cancun until Mar 26th 2021 and is currently (Mar 26th 15:05Z) positioning back to Frankfurt.
On Mar 26th 2021 the airline reported the crew shut the #4 engine down and decided to return to Cancun. The engine problems did not result in smoke or fire. The engine was being replaced with the replacement engine having been delivered to Cancun on Mar 25th 2021.
On Mar 26th 2021 Mexico's Accident Investigation Board reported the #3 engine (CFM56, inboard right hand) suffered a loss of power about one hour into the flight. The crew returned to Cancun. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by Mexico's AIB.
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