Incident Airbus A340-313 D-AIFD, Monday 15 March 2021
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Date:Monday 15 March 2021
Time:c. 19:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-313
Registration: D-AIFD
MSN: 390
Year of manufacture:2001
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Cancún -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN)
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Lufthansa flight LH515, an Airbus A340-313, turned back to land at MMUN after suffering a loss of engine power of engine no.3.
The aircraft had departed MMUN at 00:10 UTC March 16 (19:10 local time, March 15). At 00:45 UTC, while flying west of Havana, Cuba, the flight crew elected to turn back. A safe landing ws carried out back at MMUN at 01:53 UTC
The incident aircraft was ferried back to Frankfurt on 26 March 2021.


Revision history:

26-Mar-2021 10:34 harro Added
26-Mar-2021 10:35 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]

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