A Lufthansa Boeing 747, also known as the ‘Queen of the Skies’, suffered an engine issue while performing a long-haul flight between Frankfurt, Germany, and New York, the United States.
The incident occurred on February 7, 2022, when the Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, registered D-ABTK, was operating flight LH-400, connecting Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
According to Flightradar24.com, the plane took off from FRA airport at around 11.28 a.m. (UTC).
- The Lufthansa’s (LHAB) (LHA) ‘Queen of the Skies’ was cruising over the English Channel near France at a flight level of 33,000 ft (FL330), when the aircraft suddenly descended to 31,000 ft (FL310).
- The plane plunged to a lower altitude after the flight crew decided to shut down one of the 747s left-hand engines due to a non-specified technical issue.
- The aircraft turned around and continued to descend before landing at FRA at around 2.10 p.m.
- Fortunately, no injuries or further incidents were reported after landing.
- It has been two years since the last incident involving this Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
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