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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Airbus Updates No.83/11

Incident: Lufthansa A343 near Sao Paulo on Feb 21st 2011, smoke in cockpit

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Feb 22nd 2011 16:45Z, last updated Tuesday, Feb 22nd 2011 16:45Z
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGM performing flight LH-505 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Munich (Germany) with 221 passengers, was about 30 minutes into the flight when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to return to Sao Paulo's Guarulhos Airport where the aircraft landed safely about one hour after departure.

Lufthansa said the airplane encountered technical problems but no fire. Most of the passengers were rebooked onto the flight to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), the incident aircraft is expected to take the remaining passengers to Munich with a delay of 19 hours.

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