Lufthansa A340 Boston-Frankfurt Declares Emergency

Lufthansa A340 Boston-Frankfurt Declares Emergency
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In the early hours of this morning, a Lufthansa Airbus A340 operating a flight between Boston and Frankfurt declared an emergency and diverted to Manchester.

Lufthansa A340 Boston-Frankfurt Declares Emergency…

Lufthansa A340 Boston-Frankfurt Declares Emergency
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Lufthansa flight LH423 is a routine scheduled flight between Boston and Frankfurt, with the affected rotation declaring an emergency and diverting to Manchester being operated by D-AIGP.

As per data from, D-AIGP is a 25.2 year old Airbus A340-300 that started out life with the German carrier back in December 1998.

Of the A340-300 variant, the German airline has 17 of them in the fleet, of which 15 are in active service and two are currently parked.

Lufthansa flight LH423 departed Boston late last night and proceeded eastbound in the direction of Frankfurt am Main International Airport.

Upon reaching UK airspace, the crew onboard declared an emergency and opted for Manchester as the diversion airfield.

LH423 landed safely into the airport in the early hours of this morning, taxied to stand and parked up.

From there, it was revealed that there was a medical emergency onboard the aircraft who needed to be sent to hospital and taken off the plane.

Once the passenger was offloaded, LH423, originally from Boston, continued on to Frankfurt for a delayed landing.

The status of the affected passenger is currently unknown, and we will not be reporting any further on the status.

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