Lufthansa B748 near Frankfurt on Oct 24th 2015, hydraulic leak

Last Update: October 25, 2015 / 11:00:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 24, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-754

Destination
Bangalore, India

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYN performing flight LH-754 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Bangalore (India), was climbing out of Frankfurt when the crew stopped the climb at FL230, descended the aircraft to FL200, dumped fuel and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 90 minutes after departure. The aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A replacement Boeing 747-800 registration D-ABYG departed Frankfurt 3 hours after D-ABYN landed back and is estimated to reach Bangalore with a delay of 4.5 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced they had been informed hydraulic fluid had been found on a taxiway and one of their hydraulic systems wasn't working. The passenger observed maintenance staff examining the main gear area after the aircraft stopped at the stand.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 24, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-754

Destination
Bangalore, India

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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