Lufthansa A346 at Tokyo on Mar 18th 2014, hard landing

Last Update: March 27, 2014 / 10:41:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2014

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-714

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

Airport ICAO Code
RJAA

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHR performing flight LH-714 (dep Mar 17th) from Munich (Germany) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), landed on Narita's runway 16R at 11:22L (02:22Z) in gusting winds and touched down hard. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft was not able to depart Narita so far (standing Mar 24th 2014 23:30Z) due to overstress damage to the landing gear requiring repairs.

The return flight LH-715 was cancelled.

The Aviation Herald learned on Mar 27th 2014, that the touch down produced a vertical acceleration of +2.8G rendering the touch down the second hardest landing of an A346 ever following the +3.09G landing of Iberia in Quito, see Report: Iberia A346 at Quito on Nov 9th 2007, overran runway. Examination of the aircraft is underway, the right main landing gear is going to be replaced, as of current the entire aircraft structure including wings and wing tanks are being checked for cracks. The aircraft is currently estimated to be out of service for at least several weeks.

Metars:
RJAA 180400Z 22024G41KT 5000 BLDU FEW035 BKN120 18/08 Q1008 WS R16L TEMPO 3000 BLDU RMK 2CU035 7AC120 A2977 P/FR
RJAA 180330Z 22022G41KT 7000 BLDU FEW035 BKN100 18/08 Q1009 WS R16R WS R16L TEMPO 3000 BLDU RMK 1CU035 7AC100 A2980 BLDU NE AND S
RJAA 180300Z 21020G34KT 4500 BLDU FEW035 BKN130 18/08 Q1010 WS R16R TEMPO 22030G50KT 3000 BLDU RMK 1CU035 7AC130 A2982
RJAA 180230Z 22021G36KT 190V250 5000 BLDU FEW035 BKN150 18/08 Q1010 WS R16R TEMPO 22030G50KT 3000 BLDU RMK 2CU035 6AC150 A2985
RJAA 180205Z 22026G39KT 4500 BLDU FEW030 SCT050 BKN160 18/08 Q1011 RMK 2CU030 4SC050 6AC160 A2987
RJAA 180200Z 22024G37KT 5000 BLDU FEW030 SCT050 BKN160 17/08 Q1011 WS R16R WS R16L TEMPO 4000 BLDU RMK 2CU030 4SC050 6AC160 A2987
RJAA 180130Z 21025G38KT 7000 BLDU SCT030 BKN050 BKN/// 18/08 Q1012 WS R16R WS R16L TEMPO 4000 BLDU RMK 3CU030 5SC050 A2989 BLDU NE AND S
RJAA 180100Z 22018G32KT 8000 BLDU SCT030 BKN050 17/09 Q1012 WS R16L BECMG 22028G45KT RMK 3CU030 6SC050 A2990 BLDU NE
RJAA 180030Z 20021G37KT 9999 FEW025 SCT050 17/09 Q1013 WS R16R WS R16L NOSIG RMK 1CU025 3SC050 A2992 P/FR
RJAA 180002Z 21016G31KT 9999 SCT025 BKN050 BKN/// 16/10 Q1014 RMK 3CU025 5SC050A2996
RJAA 180000Z 20015KT 170V230 9999 SCT025 BKN050 BKN/// 16/10 Q1014 TEMPO 21016G28KT RMK 3CU025 5SC050 A2996
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 18, 2014

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-714

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

Airport ICAO Code
RJAA

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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