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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153943
Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Date:08-MAR-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-400
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
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:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF)
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=45edea46&opt=0
http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2013/03/09/news/atterraggio_di_emergenza_alle_azzorre_italiani_tra_i_passeggeri_del_vololufthansa-54176083/?ref=HREC1-10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lajes_Field
http://www.thektheory.com/smoke-in-the-cabin-boeing-lufthansa-emergency-landing-in-the-azores/
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufthansa-austrian-swiss-brussels-lot-other-partners-miles-more/1446156-lh499-mex-fra-07-mar-2013-diverted-ter.html


Revision history:

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

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