Lufthansa B748 at Johannesburg and Frankfurt on Jan 14th 2016, hydraulic failure
Last Update: January 15, 2016 / 18:11:04 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported that there fumes on board already before departure. The crew announced before landing that there was a hydraulic failure forcing to land the aircraft manually. A lot of emergency vehicles were awaiting the aircraft. After roll out the engines were switched off as soon as the aircraft came to a stop, the aircraft was towed to the gate, where the passengers disembarked normally.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 18 hours after landing.
The Aviation Herald learned that maintenance found a punctured hydraulic line in the body gear wheel well.
On Jan 15th 2016 The Aviation Herald received additional information, that the hydraulic system was lost during climb out from Johannesburg.
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