On Sunday October 1, a Lufthansa scheduled flight bound for Vancouver was forced to make a precautionary return to Munich after encountering a technical issue shortly after takeoff.
Lufthansa flight LH476 Munich – Vancouver
Lufthansa flight LH476, an Airbus A350-900 operating from Munich International Airport (MUC) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) encountered an issue with its undercarriage shortly after takeoff.
Flight data shows that flight LH476 had made a normal departure out of MUC off RWY26R at 16:02 local time (14:02 UTC) on the afternoon of October 1.
The flight was establishing on the outbound track for Vancouver and had climbed to 10,000 feet before electing to make a precautionary return to Munich MUC.
It is understood that the crew encountered an undercarriage problem, when the landing gear failed to retract after takeoff.
Precautionary return MUC
Flight LH476 left 10,000 feet on descent for a return to the departure airport at 14:41 UTC, approximately 40 minutes after takeoff. The flight crew did not declare a formal emergency, and made a subsequent return landing on RWY26L MUC.
The aircraft then remain on ground for approximately 20 hours before the fault was rectified and the aircraft return to service.
The aircraft operating yesterday’s transatlantic flight was an Airbus A350-900 registered D-AIVB; a 5-year old widebody aircraft belong to the German national flag carrier Lufthansa.
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