Lufthansa A346 at Munich on Jan 6th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: January 7, 2017 / 20:44:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 6, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-730

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-730 from Munich (Germany) to Hong Kong (China), was accelerating for takeoff from Munich's runway 08L at low speed (about 60 knots over ground), the crew reported the right hand engine (Trent 556) had stalled. The aircraft slowed safely, taxied along the runway, vacated the runway at the first exit about 1400 meters down the runway and returned to the apron.

A runway inspection reported the runway was wet from de-icing fluid, otherwise clean.

The flight was postponed to the next day.

A passenger reported the crew announced inconsistencies in their indications as cause for the rejected takeoff, stopped for about 15 minutes on a taxiway trying to sort the problem out, then returned to the gate. The flight was postponed to the next day.

A replacement Airbus A340-600 registration D-AIHX reached Hong Kong with a delay of 15.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 6, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-730

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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