Lufthansa A319 at Krakow and Munich on Feb 20th 2016, hydraulic odour in cockpit and cabin

Last Update: February 26, 2016 / 14:18:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1625

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AILD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILD performing flight LH-1625 from Krakow (Poland) to Munich (Germany), was taxiing for departure from Krakow when a hydraulic odour was noticed in cockpit and cabin, the APU was running. The aircraft departed and later was on approach to Munich, when the odour re-occurred and intensified, the APU was not running, prompting the flight crew to don their oxygen masks. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Munich's runway 26L. The flight attendants reported respiratory problems following the flight.

The Aviation Herald received information that maintenance checked the APU without finding any anomaly and returned the aircraft to service.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service 24 hours after landing.

When The Aviation Herald inquired with Germany's BFU (air accident investigation unit) on Feb 25th 2016, the BFU reported they had not received any information about the event so far. On Feb 26th 2016 the BFU added, that following our inquiry they immediately collected data of the occurrence and concluded that the occurrence was not rated a serious incident or accident and will not be investigated by the BFU.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1625

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AILD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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