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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267810
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:15-SEP-2021
Time:14:04 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A359 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A350-941
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-AIXK
MSN: 212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM) -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM)
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Narrative:
Lufthansa flight LH434, an Airbus A350-941, suffered a tire failure on takeoff from Munich Airport, Germany.
Tire debris found on the runway was determined to be from this flight and after the flight crew was informed, the decision was made to turn back to Germany. At that time, about 15:50 UTC, the flight was over Scotland.
The flight crew decided to perform a low pass over the runway at Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany, so the tower could observe the undercarriage. The flight continued to a holding pattern near Munich to burn fuel, but eventually had to divert to Frankfurt due to inclement weather at Munich. A safe landing was made at 20:18 UTC.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/d-aixk#2928d604
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/why-did-this-lufthansa-a350-turn-around-over-scotland/


Images:

Photo of D-AIXK courtesy AirHistory.net


Munich (EDDM / MUC)
3 July 2021; (c) Felix Goetting

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Sep-2021 16:48 harro Added
17-Sep-2021 16:49 harro Updated [Location]

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