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LH4578 Emergency Landing At LHR  
User currently offlineBy188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

According to news reports this evening

''a plane carrying 200 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing at LHR after the pilot detected a possible fault.

The Lufthansa airbus flight 4578 was on its way from munich to london when the problem emerged.

A helicopter from solent coastguard escorted the aircraft to heathrow and the plane landed safely''

Source Teletext news (London region) p334

Any know what happened?

Also Lufthansa website shows flight 4578 is the AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-BRU flight. The MUC-LHR flight is LH4764 and landed at 2056pm instead of the scheduled time of 2025pm.


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
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User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 691 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

I think they just got the flight number wrong (if it's true at all) - a diversion of a muc-bru flight to london is rather unlikely  Smile

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

According to Skynews the plane landed due to smoke being seen in the cockpit, It was a A300 that landed..

User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Was watching planes (and eating Mc.Donalds...) at LHR this evening and did see a red helicopter with loads of guys pointing their telescopes / cameras at it probably around 7.45-8.15 pm. Don't know if that was the one mentioned but also noticed it because it came low from the north and then instead of getting clearance and crossing right over I think it kinda turned to the west?

I guess that's all I know. There were LOADS of people watching planes at LHR this evening though. The weather was good  Smile

Best (+ glad it was nothing more serious)

P


User currently offlineStargoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

I did notice a runway change around this time, as I saw an aircraft (think it was Swiss) abort and go around just after an LH landing. I seem to recall the LH Aircraft wasnt the usual A320.


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User currently offlineBy188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Have it confirmed the flight affected was LH4758. The captain reported smoke in the cockpit and declared a Mayday.


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
User currently offlineLondoncenter From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit when he declared the emergency. However he later changed his miond and said that there was no smoke, just a strange smell. Better to be safe than sorry though!

User currently offlineSOU146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Does anybody know why the Solent helicopter escorted the flight back to Heathrow and why it was in the aera at the same time?



User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Seems just like even more of alarmist 'news reporting'!





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