Lufthansa A346 at Boston on Nov 8th 2022 and Nov 9th 2022, returned twice due to engine trouble

Last Update: November 9, 2022 / 12:25:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-425

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHP performing flight LH-425 from Boston,MA (USA) to Munich (Germany), stopped the climb out of Boston at FL270 initially without explaining. About 12 minutes later, at about 190nm east of Boston the crew advised they needed to return to Boston due to a technical failure and needed to dump fuel. The aircraft turned around to return to Boston, descended to FL260, dumped fuel and positioned for an approach to Boston's runway 33L. On final approach the crew advised tower in case of a missed approach they needed to continue straight ahead on runway heading and climb to 3000 feet, otherwise the crew maintained routine communication, landed safely on runway 33L about 80 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft departed again about 3.5 hours after landing, already on Nov 9th 2022, and again stopped the climb at FL270 reporting a minor engine issue, they wanted to return to Boston again. The aircraft dumped fuel again and landed safely again on Boston's runway 33L about one hour after second departure.

The flight was cancelled.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the aircraft suffered an engine #2 (Trent 500, inboard left hand) problem.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-425

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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