What happened to DLH 454 today?


#1

DLH 454 departed from EDDF/FRA at 11:15AM CEST bound for SFO. Between 12:51PM and 01:17PM the live flight tracking shows a complete turnaround of the flight heading back to EDDF/FRA. After 02:59PM there are no more trackings for this flight. Does anyone know what has happened?


#2

not sure why, but the aircraft was D-AIMC

flightaware.com/live/flight/DAIM … /EDDF/KSFO


#3

I’m a rookie at things like this so what does D-AIMC mean? :blush:


#4

Aircraft tail ID


#5

…meaning what, in connection with my initial question?


#6

[quote=“santamonica47”]

Aircraft tail ID

…meaning what, in connection with my initial question?

D-AIMC the actual airframe that made up this flight. It’s significant to the OP for some reason. It’s an A380 so perhaps there’s a curiosity to why it turned back.[/quote]


#7

…yeah, I am curious…really, but there seem to be no answers anywhere. Strange…why would it be kept a secret!


#8

Why it turned back? Hard to say. No secrecy. Check avherald.com in a couple of days. Call Lufthansa and ask. Not every diversion is newsworthy.


#9

Thanks for the tip about avherald! Won’t call Lufthansa, it’s not that urgent! :wink:


#10

From Avherald.com

Incident: Lufthansa A388 near Torshavn on May 11th 2014, hydraulic problem
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, May 12th 2014 12:56Z, last updated Monday, May 12th 2014 13:02Z

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMC performing flight LH-454 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to San Francisco,CA (USA), was enroute at FL350 about 160nm south of Torshavn (Faroer Islands) just about to enter the Oceanic crossing when the crew decided to turn around and return to Frankfurt due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed safely on Frankfurt’s runway 25C about 2 hours later.

The flight was postponed to the next day, the passengers were taken to hotels.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration D-AIMJ is estimated to reach San Francisco as flight LH-4C4 with a delay of 22 hours.

The occurrence aircraft was able to resume service about 20 hours after landing in Frankfurt.

(http://www.avherald.com/h?article=47441d12&opt=0)