Lufthansa Flight Frankfurt-London Makes Emergency Landing

Lufthansa Flight Frankfurt-London Makes Emergency Landing
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Last week, a Lufthansa Airbus A320neo operating a flight to London Heathrow made a emergency landing into Frankfurt due to a odour onboard.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident.

Here is what we know so far…

Lufthansa LH1125 Frankfurt to London…

Lufthansa Flight Frankfurt-London Makes Emergency Landing
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Lufthansa Flight Frankfurt-London Makes Emergency Landing
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Lufthansa flight LH1125, which was involved in the emergency landing, is a routine scheduled flight between Frankfurt and London Heathrow.

The aircraft in question operating the flight was D-AINF.

As per data from, D-AINF is a 6.8 year old Airbus A320neo that was delivered to the airline in July 2017.

Of the A320neo variant, Lufthansa has 35 of them, of which all but 15 are in active service.

Furthermore, average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 4.9 years.

LH1125 departed Frankfurt at 1745 local time on April 19 and initially climbed out to London Heathrow.

Over the Bonn area, the aircraft made a u-turn and proceeded to return to FRA.

The aircraft landed safely without further incident at 1832 local time, just over 45 minutes after departure.

As per The Aviation Herald, it is understood that a flight attendant had vomited in the aft galley following an odour onboard.

The aircraft was met by 2 fire trucks on arrival into Frankfurt, with the flight to London Heathrow cancelled thereafter.

Aircraft Grounded for Two Days…

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Data from RadarBox shows that D-AINF was grounded for two days following the incident on Lufthansa flight LH1125 Frankfurt-London.

It returned to commercial service on April 21, and has operated flights to the likes of:

  • Catania
  • Athens
  • London
  • Glasgow
  • Istanbul

Since then, no additional incidents have been mentioned or seen by the aircraft, indicating that the issue has been fixed.

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