Lufthansa A320 at Rhodes on Jun 19th 2021, rejected takeoff

Last Update: June 21, 2021 / 19:29:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 19, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1749

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AIWF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIWF performing flight LH-1749 from Rhodes (Greece) to Munich (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from Rhodes' runway 25 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 120 knots over ground). The aircraft slowed safely and stopped on the runway. Emergency services responded.

A ground observer reported the A320 had stopped on runway 25 about abeam taxiway C with speedbrakes extended, fire engines in attendance. A short time later the aircraft taxied to the apron, where a number of people including one of the pilots looked after the right hand engine (CFM56). A runway inspection was conducted, stopped about 1200 feet down the runway and checked the location carefully. The people at the aircraft now also looked into the left hand engine, opened the gear doors and checked the gear.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 2:20 hours after the rejected takeoff, then departed and reached Munich with a delay of 2 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 19, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1749

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AIWF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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