Lufthansa A321 Returns to Munich After Engine Failure

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

A Lufthansa Airbus A321 bound for Kraków, Poland suffered an engine failure after takeoff from Munich on 3 June 2024.

Lufthansa flight LH1622, an Airbus A321-100 operating out of Munich International Airport, experienced the failure of its left engine whilst on climb from Munich.

Lufthansa LH1622 Munich-Krakow

Flight track of Lufthansa flight LH1622 showing return to Munich.

Having departed from RWY08R Munich (MUC), the flight had set course for Kraków when the engine failure occurred.

Flight crew terminated the climb procedure at flight level FL200 (20,000 feet) and negotiated a return to Munich.

The aircraft subsequently made an uneventful landing just over 30 minutes after its initial departure.

Flight track of Lufthansa flight LH1622 showing return to Munich.

Flight crew did not declare a formal emergency, and the precautionary return to Munich was conducted under normal operating procedures.

The scheduled flight service was subsequently cancelled, and it is understood that the engine is to be replaced.

Flight Details

Flight data shows that flight LH1622 and made the slightly delayed departure from Munich at 1204 local time on 3 June. Scheduled departure time for the service was listed as 1125 local time.

The aircraft departed RWY08R and set course normally, climbing to FL200 before initiating a direct return to the origin airport MUC at 10:17 UTC.

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

The aircraft conducting the LH1622 rotation to John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (KRK) was an Airbus A321-100, registered D-AIRR.

This is a 28.5 year old narrowbody aircraft belonging the German national carrier Lufthansa.

It has been in operational service with the airline since its initial delivery in January 1996.

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