Incident Airbus A380-841 D-AIMJ, Friday 26 October 2018
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Date:Friday 26 October 2018
Time:23:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A380-841
Registration: D-AIMJ
MSN: 073
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 970B-84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 455
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Halifax, NS -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Destination airport:Frankfurt/Main
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
An Airbus A380-841 aircraft operated by Lufthansa, was conducting flight 401 from New York/John F. Kennedy Intl (KJFK), NY to Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Intl (EDDF), Germany with 23 crew members and 432 passengers on board. During cruise flight approximately 190 nm southeast of Gander Intl (CYQX), NL, the flight crew smelled smoke on board and requested a diversion to either KJFK or Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (KBOS), MA. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, while some of the cabin crew members donned their smoke hoods. The QRH procedure for smoke/fumes was executed, and the environmental system was suspected as a source of the smell; consequently, the number 1 environmental pack was shut off. Cabin crew members reported feeling sick, which prompted the flight crew to consider Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS as a possible diversion option. While the flight crew started to jettison fuel in preparation for the landing, KBOS was selected for the diversion as the air condition in the aircraft had improved. Enroute, the flight crew noticed that the number 2 engine (Rolls Royce Trent 970B-84) oil quantity was decreasing. Approaching KBOS, medical services were requested to meet the aircraft at the gate. The aircraft landed without further incident. Two cabin crew members received medical attention following the landing at KBOS. Maintenance personnel determined that there had been an internal oil leak on the number 2 engine, which was the source of the smell. The operator proceeded to ferry the aircraft to its home base (EDDF) on a manufacturer-approved 3-engine ferry.

TSB A18A0083

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 March 2016 D-AIMJ Lufthansa 0 14 mls E of Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX) non
Near miss


Revision history:

28-Oct-2018 19:28 Captain Adam Added
28-Oct-2018 19:34 harro Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 19:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Embed code]
14-Nov-2018 20:25 harro Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:25 harro Updated [Time, Source]

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