Lufthansa B748 near Boston on Jan 23rd 2016, cracked windshield

Last Update: January 24, 2016 / 08:01:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-419

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYT performing flight LH-419 from Washington Dulles,DC (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 364 people on board, was enroute at FL300 basically on top of New York's JFK Airport when the crew reported a cracked windshield and requested FL200. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Boston,MA (USA) for a safe landing on runway 33L about one hour after leaving FL300.

The flight is still on the ground in Boston about 26 hours after landing. A blizzard is currently battering the east coast of the USA causing the cancellation of many flights.

The airline confirmed a cracked windshield. The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-419

Aircraft Registration
D-ABYT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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