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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153943
Last updated: 1 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-400
Registration: D-ABVH
C/n / msn: LH499
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Atlantic Ocean near Azores -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mexico City (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF)
The plane took off 5h late at MEX due to brake problems and a problem with an emergency exit. When enroute at 37000 feet, smoke was detected in the cabin and the flight was diverted to the Azores, where a precautionary landing was performed at runway 33 of Lajes airfield (TER/LPLA), Terceira island, Azores.


Revision history:

10-Mar-2013 13:01 Paste75 Added
10-Mar-2013 13:02 harro Updated [Narrative]

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