Incident description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 7 August 2004
Time:18:57
Type:Avro RJ.85
Operator:Lufthansa Cityline
Registration: D-AVRO
C/n / msn: E.2246
First flight: 1994-10-11 (9 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming LF507-1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Airplane damage: None
Location:Graz-Thalerhof Airport (GRZ) (   Austria) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Graz-Thalerhof Airport (GRZ/LOWG), Austria
Flightnumber:5386
Narrative:
Lufthansa City-Line flight 5386 departed Frankfurt for a flight to Graz. With the co-pilot at the controls (PF), the airplane suffered a total failure of primary controls (ailerons and elevators). The captain took over control and decoupled the controls. It appeared that the ailerons and elevator were now working again on his side. After holding near Graz for a while, the captain carried out an emergency landing.

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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Graz-Thalerhof Airport as the crow flies is 605 km (378 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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