Lufthansa A388 enroute on Aug 20th 2014, generator failure

Last Update: August 23, 2014 / 17:14:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-572

Aircraft Registration
D-AIMI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMI performing flight LH-572 (dep Aug 19th) from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was enroute over Africa when a generator failed. The crew continued the flight to Johannesburg for a safe landing.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight LH-573 however, the generator needed to be replaced.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration D-AIMD, that had arrived as next day's LH-572 taking spare parts and maintenance personnel to Johannesburg performed the return flight LH-573D of Aug 20th departing in the morning of Aug 21st and reached Frankfurt with a delay of 16.5 hours.

D-AIMI was able to depart as flight LH-573 of Aug 21st on schedule after about 35 hours on the ground in Johannesburg.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-572

Aircraft Registration
D-AIMI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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