LOT Polish Airlines Records Additional Two Incidents This Month

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BERLIN – LOT Polish Airlines has recorded an additional two incidents this month, with January not being too good on the operational and technical side.

A LOT Polish Airlines flight LO407 from Warsaw to Dusseldorf diverted to Warsaw after departure.

This incident already occurred on January 9th. The aircraft involved was a 16-year-old 737-800 registered SP-LWA.

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Minutes after departure the crew declared an emergency due to a flight control issue. It turned out that the crew faced serious problems with the steering and trim.

After running through checklists flight LO407 made a safe landing on Runway 11 with fire service in attendance.

This marks the 4th incident involving a LOT Polish aircraft within a month.

On January 20th a LOT Polish Airlines flight from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Puerto Plata (PAP) diverted to Warsaw following a lightning strike upon departure from Runway 33.

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Flight LO6521, operated by a 9-year-old 787-8, took off from Warsaw and declared an emergency right after takeoff due to a lightning strike.

The crew then dumped fuel over Warsaw and continued to land at Warsaw.

The aircraft was met by fire services upon arrival as a precautionary measure.

The passengers were moved to another aircraft that departed Warsaw with a delay of 8 hours.

The aircraft has been back to scheduled operations since January 22nd.

The additional two incidents bring the total to five in just the month of January.

This comes following one of its Dreamliner’s suffering an engine fire at Warsaw, a flap failure after departure, as well as one of its Dash 8s suffering a hydraulic failure.

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