Lufthansa Boeing 747 Frankfurt-Los Angeles Diverts to Hamburg

Lufthansa Boeing 747 Frankfurt-Los Angeles Diverts to Hamburg
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In the last hour or so, a Lufthansa Boeing 747 operating LH456 from Frankfurt to Los Angeles diverted to Hamburg due to an unspecified problem.

Incident: Lufthansa Boeing 747 Frankfurt-Los Angeles Diverts to Hamburg…

Lufthansa Boeing 747 Frankfurt-Los Angeles Diverts to Hamburg
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Lufthansa flight LH456 is a routine scheduled flight between Frankfurt and Los Angeles, with the affected rotation diverting to Hamburg being operated by D-ABYC.

As per data from, D-ABYC is a 11.6 year old Boeing 747-8I which was delivered to the German carrier back in June 2012.

Of the Boeing 747-8I variant, the German airline has 19 of them in the fleet, of which all of them are in active service, offering an average fleet age of 10.3 years.

Lufthansa flight LH456 departed Frankfurt at 1055 local time this morning and proceeded initially north bound towards Los Angeles due to the winds and the Atlantic tracks.

Upon reaching the western coast of Norway, the Boeing 747-8I turned around and deviated in a south-easterly direction towards Hamburg.

The crew descended from FL310 to 13,000 feet initially, made two or three steep turns for track mileage, before landing safely into the diversion field at 12:30 UTC.

At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the diversion was for for the flight that originated from Frankfurt. As soon as we have more information pertinent to this, then we will update the article accordingly.

Data from RadarBox suggests that Lufthansa flight LH456 will continue on to Los Angeles from Hamburg, with a departure time of 2323 CET filed in so far.

This is a developing story.

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