Lufthansa A359 near Luanda on Dec 3rd 2022, engine trouble
Last Update: December 8, 2022 / 14:13:48 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft is still on the ground in Luanda about 20 hours after landing.
The Aviation Herald received information that the left hand engine needs to be replaced.
On Dec 4th 2022 the airport reported the crew declared emergency at 14:18L (13:18Z) reporting a fire indication for the left hand engine (editorial note: the aircraft was just levelling off at FL200 at that time and entered a hold). Emergency services solved the problem about 35 minutes later after landing at 14:56L (13:56Z).
On Dec 5th 2022 the airline reported there had been indication of a technical irregularity with an engine, however did not confirm an engine fire indication.
On Dec 8th 2022 The Aviation Herald received information, that after review of the engine only the gearbox of the engine needs to be replaced.
This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.
Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.
A Lufthansa Airbus A350-900, registration D-AIXE performing flight LH-425 from Boston,MA (USA) to Munich (Germany), had just levelled off at cruise…
A Lufthansa Airbus A321-100, registration D-AIRU performing flight LH-1466 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Ibiza,SP (Spain), landed on Ibiza's…
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABTL performing flight LH-712 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Seoul (South Korea) with 341 people on…
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVW performing flight LH-493 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was climbing out of…
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGN performing flight LH-433 (dep Sep 5th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany),…
A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200N, registration D-AIEO performing flight LH-691 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was enroute at FL360…
A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUUC performing flight BA-508 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Faro (Portugal), was enroute at FL350…
A Eurowings Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIDP performing flight EW-9642 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Faro (Portugal) with 206 passengers and 7…
Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.Pick your plan and subscribe
A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.
ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.
Your regulation partner, specialists in aviation safety and compliance; providing training, auditing, and consultancy services. Find out more.
Popular aircraftAirbus A320
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlinesAmerican Airlines