Lufthansa B744 at Frankfurt on Nov 16th 2016, rejected takeoff

Last Update: November 16, 2016 / 22:41:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-464

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVM performing flight LH-464 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Orlando,FL (USA), was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Frankfurt's runway 18 when about 2 seconds later the brakes came on hard and the aircraft stopped about 50 meters further down the runway. About 2 minutes later the aircraft departed normally and is currently on approach to Orlando.

A passenger reported that fellow passengers on the left hand side of the aircraft saw another aircraft crossing their path. The captain later announced that they had been cleared for takeoff but takeoff clearance was cancelled due to crossing traffic. There was no technical reason, it was an ATC mistake.

According to radar data a Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYH performing flight LH-498 from Frankfurt/Main to Mexico City (Mexico), departed Frankfurt's runway 25C at the same time and crossed runway 18 at about 300 feet AGL just when LH-464 stopped again.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-464

Aircraft Registration
D-ABVM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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