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Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:32 am

On departure from ORD this evening I noticed a Lufthansa A346 which had been been moved to a remote stand. It was dark but it had about 5-6 cars parked underneath and there were several men on a platform shining flashlights at the tail empennage.

Curious if anyone knew anymore about this.
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RE: Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:47 am

I bet it was an A343 instead, since the A343 to Dusseldorf was cancelled this evening.
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gulfstream650
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RE: Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:00 am

It may have been a 343
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RE: Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:09 pm

Quoting Gulfstream650 (Thread starter):
On departure from ORD this evening I noticed a Lufthansa A346 which had been been moved to a remote stand. It was dark but it had about 5-6 cars parked underneath and there were several men on a platform shining flashlights at the tail empennage.

Curious if anyone knew anymore about this.




Hydraulic issue. A343 A/C D-AIGO.
 
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RE: Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:48 pm

Quoting jcwr56 (Reply 3):
Hydraulic issue. A343 A/C D-AIGO.

Looks like D-AIGOing nowhere soon.   
 
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RE: Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:22 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 4):
Looks like D-AIGOing nowhere soon.

Yup, had to fly in part and guys to work on it from Germany. It's spending another day at ORD.
 
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RE: Lufthansa A346 At ORD This Evening - Problems?

Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:23 am

Do they fly a replacement aircraft in? Obviously they can't simply put everyone on tomorrow night's flight because that flight already is full.