Lufthansa flight DLH2C took off in Munich and should have landed in Chicago. However, technical problems forced the machine to fly back, where it fell spectacularly low.
Update from September 15, 10:46 p.m .: New knowledge about flight DHLH2C. As ruhr24.de * reports, the crew of the Lufthansa plane is said to have received the information shortly after Glasgow, Scotland, that a tire had burst at the take-off at Munich Airport. Therefore one should have decided on board to turn back.
Lufthansa flight from Munich to Chicago: New backgrounds to low-level flight known
Since it was not possible to land directly over Munich (see first report below), after a few laps over Franz Josef Strauss Airport, the company set course for Frankfurt, where the plane finally landed safely at 10:20 p.m.
First report from September 15, 2021
Munich – horror over the Atlantic: On Wednesday, September 15, a Lufthansa A350 aircraft was on its way from Munich to Chicago for the USA at around 4 p.m. However, due to technical problems, the plane had to fly back to Munich over the Atlantic Ocean near Scotland. On the way there, the Lufthansa plane made a spectacular low-level flight over Cologne / Bonn Airport. Why this came about is still unclear.
VIDEO/INCIDENT: Lufthansa #LH434 Munich-Chicago (Airbus A350 D-AIXK) turned back over Scotland at 1600UTC, made a gear down, low pass at Cologne & is now burning fuel for a return to MUC. Reason not yet known.https://t.co/GTfI9qEvi9https://t.co/e9lQglEKgb
(c) Cologne Airport pic.twitter.com/tz2Ma488Q3
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) September 15, 2021
Flight DLH2C from Munich to Chicago with technical problems: Video shows spectacular low-altitude flight
However, when flight DLH2C reached Munich airport again, the machine could not land. Due to the planned long-haul flight to the USA, the tank was still too full to land. Blowing off the fuel was too dangerous, so the machine had to make a few more laps over Munich. It is also not yet clear why the technical problems occurred. * ruhr24.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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