Lufthansa B748 at Johannesburg and Frankfurt on Jan 14th 2016, hydraulic failure

Last Update: January 15, 2016 / 18:11:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-573

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYR performing flight LH-573 (dep Jan 13th) from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was descending towards Frankfurt when the crew reported the failure of the #1 hydraulic system, emergency services assumed their stand by positions for the landing. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 25C and stopped at the end of the runway. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-573

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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