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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249147
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:15-MAR-2021
Time:c. 19:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-AIFD
MSN: 390
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:near Cancún -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN)
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Narrative:
Lufthansa flight LH515, an Airbus A340-313, turned back to land at MMUN after suffering a loss of engine power of engine no.3.
The aircraft had departed MMUN at 00:10 UTC March 16 (19:10 local time, March 15). At 00:45 UTC, while flying west of Havana, Cuba, the flight crew elected to turn back. A safe landing ws carried out back at MMUN at 01:53 UTC
The incident aircraft was ferried back to Frankfurt on 26 March 2021.

Sources:

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/incident-to-the-airbus-a340-registered-d-aifd-operated-by-lufthansa-on-16-03-2021-en-route/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/d-aifd#271a98df


Images:

Photo of D-AIFD courtesy AirHistory.net


Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
11 September 2019; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2021 10:34 harro Added
26-Mar-2021 10:35 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]

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