LONDON – A Lufthansa A330, D-AIKP, operating LH468 has turned back over the Atlantic. It is currently unclear why the aircraft has turned, however, there is speculation the aircraft is diverting to Manchester.
UPDATE #1 @ 1234 UK time – LH468 is passing through 9,000 feet, with Manchester the confirmed airport for diversion.
UPDATE #2 @ 1236 UK time – Lufthansa flight LH468 is nearing the base leg portion of the diversion, with no emergency squawk code transmitted at this time.
UPDATE #3 @ 1238 UK time – As per @RadarBoxCom, LH468 was a scheduled flight between Frankfurt and Austin.
UPDATE #4 @ 1240 UK time – Lufthansa flight LH468 is turning in for a very short final to Runway 23R at Manchester Airport.
UPDATE #5 @ 1243 UK time – Lufthansa flight LH468 has landed at Manchester Airport safely following its diversion which began over the Atlantic Ocean.
UPDATE #6 @ 1245 UK time – It is unclear currently what the cause of the diversion is, but the short approach in could indicate something of seriousness. We will await further updates.
AviationSource will approach Manchester Airport & Lufthansa for a comment on this diversion, to indicate any reasoning behind this diversion.