During a long-haul flight between Frankfurt, Germany, and New York, New York, a Lufthansa Boeing 747, also known as the ‘Queen of the Skies,’ experienced an engine problem.
On February 7, 2022, an incident occurred when a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, registered D-ABTK, was flying flight LH-400 between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) (JFK).
The plane took off from FRA airport at 11:28 a.m., according to Flightradar24.com (UTC). The Lufthansa ‘Queen of the Skies’ (LHAB) (LHA) was flying over the English Channel near France at 33,000 feet (FL330) when it suddenly descended to 31,000 feet (FL310).
After the flight crew opted to shut down one of the 747’s left-hand engines due to an unspecified technical issue, the plane dropped to a lower altitude.
At roughly 2.10 p.m., the plane turned back and continued to descend before landing at FRA. After landing, there were no injuries or other incidents reported.
The previous incident involving this Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 aircraft occurred two years ago.
According to Aviation Herald, the 20.2-year-old D-ABTK was hit by a bird during flight LH-600 between Frankfurt (FRA) and Tehran in March 2018. (IKA).
The plane was scheduled to land in Tehran on the day of the event, but on the final approach, one of its left-hand engines ingested a bird.
While the plane landed safely in Tehran, it remained on the ground for about 70 hours, preventing it from departing for its return route to Frankfurt.