Lufthansa Flight Billund-Frankfurt Declares Emergency

Lufthansa Flight Billund-Frankfurt Declares Emergency
Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2 ), via Wikimedia Commons

Over the weekend, a Lufthansa flight between Billund and Frankfurt declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident, which we will get into in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Lufthansa Flight LH839 – Billund to Frankfurt…

Lufthansa Flight Billund-Frankfurt Declares Emergency
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Lufthansa Flight Billund-Frankfurt Declares Emergency
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Lufthansa flight LH839, which declared an emergency, is a routine scheduled flight between Billund and Frankfurt.

The aircraft in question operating this flight was D-ACNB.

As per data from, D-ACNB is a 15.2 year old Bombardier CRJ-900LR which was delivered to the airline in May 2009.

This aircraft has done stints with certain subsidiaries within the Lufthansa Group such as Eurowings, Germanwings, CityLine & Regional.

Furthermore, of the CRJ-900LR, the German carrier has 28 in the fleet.

Of that 28, all but four are in active service, with an average fleet age of 14.8 years.

Lufthansa flight LH839 departed Billund at 1440 local time on May 26 and climbed out to Frankfurt.

As per The Aviation Herald, it is understood that smoke was reported from the cockpit near Hanover.

From there, the decision was made to declare an emergency and divert to the German airport.

It is understood that the aircraft landed safely without further incident.

Aircraft Still Grounded…

Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

At the time of writing (27/5/24 @ 1820 UK time), the Lufthansa aircraft operating the Billund-Frankfurt flight is still on the ground in Hanover.

Furthermore, fire crews did check the aircraft, with no fire reported onboard.

The German carrier is investigating the source of the smoke in the cockpit in the first place.

All eyes will be on when the aircraft will re-enter commercial service.

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