Lufthansa B744 at Frankfurt on Aug 22nd 2015, rejected takeoff after uncommanded yaw

Last Update: August 24, 2015 / 20:53:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-710

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVS performing flight LH-710 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was accelerating for takeoff from Frankfurt's runway 07C when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 150 knots over ground). The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway and stopped for a check by emergency services.

The flight was postponed to the next day. A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration D-ABVR reached Tokyo with a delay of 24 hours.

Passengers reported that the aircraft was accelerating already at high speed when the aircraft sharply veered left and right, immediately afterwards the brakes came on. The aircraft slowed and rolled onto a taxiway stopping there for quite a while. The aircraft was subsequently towed for a few hundred meters before coming to a stop again, near an airport fire station and some distance in front of the airport's terminal number 1. The captain announced turbulence off the preceding departure (a Cathay Boeing 777-300 registration B-KPV performing flight CX-288 from Frankfurt to Hong Kong (China)) had caused the aircraft to be thrown left and right and prompted them to reject takeoff. The brakes overheated, the tyres deflated. About one hour after the rejected takeoff the passengers disembarked onto the taxiway.

Several observers on the ground watching the aftermath reported D-ABVS was stopped with almost all main tyres deflated on taxiway N4 in the passage between hangars near the airport's fire station and straight in front of terminal 1, emergency services were spraying the wheels. Passengers disembarked onto the taixway and were bussed to the terminal. The aircraft remained in that position for at least 5 hours while the tyres/wheels were being replaced on the taxiway.

Metars:
EDDF 221350Z 10010KT 060V150 CAVOK 27/03 Q1017 NOSIG
EDDF 221320Z 10008KT 040V150 CAVOK 27/03 Q1018 NOSIG
EDDF 221250Z 06009KT 340V120 CAVOK 27/04 Q1018 NOSIG
EDDF 221220Z 11011KT 070V140 CAVOK 27/06 Q1018 NOSIG
EDDF 221150Z 08009KT 040V150 CAVOK 25/06 Q1019 NOSIG
EDDF 221120Z 09007KT 020V150 CAVOK 26/06 Q1019 NOSIG
EDDF 221050Z 09007KT 040V140 CAVOK 25/06 Q1019 NOSIG
EDDF 221020Z 09007KT 060V120 CAVOK 24/08 Q1020 NOSIG
EDDF 220950Z 08007KT 020V120 CAVOK 23/09 Q1020 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-710

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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