Lufthansa A319 at Frankfurt on Jul 1st 2017, odour in cockpit

Last Update: July 2, 2017 / 18:32:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-144

Aircraft Registration
D-AILC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILC performing flight LH-144 from Frankfurt/Main to Nuremberg (Germany), was climbing out of Frankfurt's runway 18 when the crew stopped the climb at about FL160 reporting an unusual odour in the cockpit and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 25 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the flight was already delayed due to an aircraft change. The captain announced that during cold start of the aircraft a computer was hung. Maintenance accessed the avionics bay to perform a system reset. A few minutes after departure the captain came on stating that it did not make sense to continue the flight, they would return to Frankfurt. The aircraft landed back with emergency services on stand by, the captain then announced that both pilots had noticed an unusual odour in the cockpit. The flight was cancelled, the passengers supplied train tickets to Nuremberg.

The occurrence aircraft had already returned to Frankfurt on Jun 29th 2017 while performing flight LH-148 to Nuremberg and remained on the ground until needed as replacement aircraft for LH-144 on Jul 1st 2017.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-144

Aircraft Registration
D-AILC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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