Lufthansa B744 over English Channel on Feb 7th 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: February 8, 2022 / 09:02:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 7, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-400

Aircraft Registration
D-ABTK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABTK performing flight LH-400 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL330 over the English Channel near Cherbourg (France) when the crew decided to return to Frankfurt due to vibrations of the airframe. The aircraft descended to FL310, turned around, later descended to FL250 and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25L about 2:20 hours after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Frankfurt about 7 hours after landing.

On Feb 8th 2022 the Aviation Herald received information that the cabin crew noticed severe vibrations near door 3L prompting the return to Frankfurt. Following the return a fractured rod on the left body gear strut was discovered which prevented the gear door to be fully closed.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 7, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-400

Aircraft Registration
D-ABTK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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