Lufthansa B748 near Boston on Aug 22nd 2022, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 20, 2022 / 18:55:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-403

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, registration D-ABYK performing flight LH-403 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 326 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 190nm eastnortheast of Boston,MA (USA) when the flight crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Boston reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft turned around, descended to FL320 initially and landed safely on Boston's runway 33L about 40 minutes later.

Massachusetts Police reported the flight was carrying 326 people, the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and was wearing their oxygen masks while diverting to Boston. The aircraft landed without further incident.

The airline reported a defective coffeemaker in the first class galley caused the diversion. The origin of the odour could not be identified in flight prompting the diversion to Boston. Mechanics subsequently identified the coffeemaker as source.

On Sep 20th 2022 the Canadian TSB reported: "While in cruise flight, the cabin crew reported an electrical smell with light smoke in the forward galley to the flight crew. The flight crew declared an emergency and initiated a diversion to Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS) where the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance personnel conducted an inspection of the aircraft and identified an espresso machine in the forward galley as being the source of the electrical smell and smoke."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-403

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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