Cargolux 747 To Calgary Returns to Luxembourg With Problem

Cargolux 747 To Calgary Returns to Luxembourg With Problem
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In the last hour, it has emerged that a Cargolux Boeing 747 Freighter bound for Calgary has u-turned to Luxembourg following an issue onboard.

Information is limited regarding this particular incident, but below is what we know so far.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Cargolux Flight CLX46U – Luxembourg to Calgary…

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Cargolux 747 To Calgary Returns to Luxembourg With Problem
Konstantin von Wedelstaedt (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

Cargolux flight CLX46U is a routine scheduled flight between Luxembourg and Calgary in Canada.

The aircraft involved in this incident is LX-OCV.

As per data from, LX-OCV is a 24.9 year old Boeing 747-400 Freighter that was delivered to the airline in July 1999.

Of the 747-400F, Cargolux has 15 of them in the fleet.

Furthermore, of that 15, all of them are in active service, with an average fleet age of 19.5 years.

CLX46U departed Luxembourg at 1808 local time tonight and initially tracked north-west to Calgary.

Near the northern Atlantic Ocean crossing, the aircraft made a u-turn back to home base.

It is clear to note that the aircraft did not utilise the 7700 squawk code, so whatever the issue is, it is under control.

The aircraft has made strong progress to Luxembourg and at the time of writing, the aircraft is in the latter stages of approach into the airport.

Reason for the Return is Unclear…

Björn Strey, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the u-turn back to Luxembourg is for Cargolux flight CLX46U bound for Calgary.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to the cause of this u-turn, then we will update you accordingly.

Such updates will be placed at the bottom of this article as soon as that is established.

This remains a developing story. More to follow in due course.

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