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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194568
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Owner/operator:Lufthansa Cargo
Registration: D-ALCM
MSN: 48805/645
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD) -   China
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB)
Destination airport:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD)
Lufthansa Cargo flight LH8408, an MD-11F, landed at Shanghai-Pudong International Airport in China after declaring a low fuel emergency.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Novosibirsk, Russia.
The first attempted to land on runway 34R was aborted at 02:23 LT due to poor visibility. The MD-11 then positioned for an approach to runway 35R. At 02:41 the aircraft again performed a go around.
The flight became low on fuel and the crew issued a fuel emergency. The flight crew flew an ILS CAT II and landed on runway 35R at 03:17 hours.
It appeared there was about 2,0 t of fuel remaining. The Final Reserve Fuel was about 3,3 t.

Metar report about the incident time (03:17 LT / 19:00Z Nov 5.):

ZSPD 051600Z VRB01MPS 5000 BR NSC 15/14 Q1016 NOSIG
ZSPD 051700Z VRB01MPS 4000 BR NSC 13/12 Q1016 NOSIG
ZSPD 051800Z 05002MPS 330V120 4000 R35R/P2000 R34L/0550V1900U R35L/P2000 R34R/P2000 PRFG BR NSC 16/15 Q1017 BECMG TL1930 2000
ZSPD 051900Z 07002MPS 0900 R35R/0175N R34L/0125N R35L/0175V0250N R34R/0250D FG NSC 15/15 Q1017 BECMG TL2020 0600
ZSPD 052000Z 06002MPS 0100 R35R/0325N R34L/0150N R35L/0275N R34R/0275N FG VV001 15/15 Q1017 BECMG TL2130 0350 FG
ZSPD 052100Z 06001MPS 0100 R35R/0175N R34L/0175N R35L/0200N R34R/0300N FG VV001 16/16 Q1018 BECMG TL2250 0350 FG


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

10 Nov 2016 D-ALCM Lufthansa Cargo 0 Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) sub


Photo of D-ALCM courtesy

Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
10 April 2018; (c) Derek Gaynor

Revision history:

05-Apr-2017 11:00 harro Added

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