Lufthansa A321 at Dubrovnik on Sep 24th 2016, fumes on board

Last Update: October 14, 2016 / 21:14:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1416

Aircraft Registration
D-AIRS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIRS performing flight LH-1416 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Dubrovnik (Croatia), was descending towards Dubrovnik when oil fumes were detected on board. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Dubrovnik's runway 30.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 24 hours, then departed for a ferry flight back to Frankfurt but again suffered oil fumes, see Incident: Lufthansa A321 at Frankfurt on Sep 25th 2016, fumes on board.

Germany's BFU reported that following extensive assessment of information available the occurrence was rated an incident and is not being investigated according to regulations and law.

Following the release of the initial coverage The Aviation Herald received information, that the first officer, pilot flying, started to feel unwell during the approach and requested the captain to check him very carefully. Later, during the turn to base an odour became noticeable. After landing the crew decided they were not fit to perform the return flight, the first officer was dizzy. Both went to the local hospital to take blood samples. Maintenance personnel were dispatched to Dubrovnik, reported traces of oil in the #1 engine bleed ducts as well as the APU bleed air, disabled both left engine and APU bleed air and released the aircraft for the ferry flight back to Frankfurt.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1416

Aircraft Registration
D-AIRS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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