Lufthansa A380 To Boston Diverts to Frankfurt

Lufthansa A380 To Boston Diverts to Frankfurt
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In the last half hour, a Lufthansa Airbus A380 bound for Boston from Munich on the LH424 rotation diverted to Frankfurt.

Lufthansa A380 To Boston Diverts to Frankfurt…

Lufthansa A380 To Boston Diverts to Frankfurt
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LH424 was operated by D-AIMK, one of the airline’s Airbus A380-841 aircraft.

As per data from, D-AIMK is a 9.9 year old airframe that was delivered to the German carrier back in March 2014.

The jet only returned back to service in June, having been stored in the likes of Munich, Teurel, Frankfurt and Manila over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lufthansa currently has a fleet of 10 Airbus A380s, of which three are in active service, and seven parked, with the German carrier planning to bring all of them back into service.

LH424 departed Munich at 1610 local time this afternoon, bound for Boston, when the aircraft turned around over Brussels.

From there, the aircraft proceeded to descend, with the initial thought being a return to Munich, but the aircraft subsequently diverted to Frankfurt am Main International Airport instead.

At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the diversion into Frankfurt was, but was serious enough to cause that diversion and not continue onwards to Boston.

Over the course of the diversion, the aircraft did not squawk the 7700 emergency broadcast code, meaning that whatever the issue was, it was under control.

At the time of writing (1702 UK time), the aircraft is still on the ground in Frankfurt, with no indication into whether it will be continuing on to Boston.

AviationSource will approach Lufthansa for a comment on this diversion.

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