A Lufthansa scheduled flight operating between Frankfurt, Germany and Riga, Latvia on Sunday, October 15 made a precautionary return to Frankfurt am Main Airport following an in-flight engine shutdown.
Lufthansa flight LH890 Frankfurt – Riga
Lufthansa flight LH890, an Airbus A320-200, operating from Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) to Riga International Airport (RIX) made a scheduled departure out of FRA at 10:23 local time on October 15.
Precautionary return after takeoff
Flight data shows the aircraft terminated its climb at 2850 feet shortly after takeoff. The operating crew reported the issue was a failure of the A320’s right-hand engine and an in-flight shutdown of the subject engine was initiated.
The aircraft completed the circuit in the Frankfurt area before completing a landing on RWY25, less than 20 minutes after the time of departure.
Flight LH890 was being operated by an Airbus A320-200, registered D-AIZW; a 10-year-old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the German national flag carrier Lufthansa. Equipped with CFMI engines, the aircraft was originally delivered to the German carrier in July 2013.
A formal emergency was not declared in this particular instance, and the aircraft made an uneventful return to the departure airport FRA.
Flight LH890 was subsequently resumed at 15:00 local time by the carrier’s replacement Airbus A321-200 aircraft registered D-AISP.
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