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Lufthansa A330 returns to Bengaluru over gear issue

A Lufthansa Airbus A330 returned to Bengaluru on Thursday over landing gear issues.

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The aircraft involved in this accident is 12 year old Airbus A330 registered D-AIKK.

The cabin crew noticed the fault at 8,000ft and opted to burn fuel and return to Bengaluru for safety reasons. The plane landed safely in Bengaluru three hours after departure with no injuries.

LH755, a scheduled commercial flight from Bengaluru to Frankfurt, was the flight in the incident. The flight departed half an hour late from Bengaluru at 04:03 local time and began its journey towards Frankfurt. However, just 10 minutes after takeoff, the plane stopped its climb, likely when the pilots first detected the error, according to data from Flightradar24.

The plane entered a holding position at 10000 feet to burn fuel over Bengaluru. The plane safely landed in Bengaluru three hours after departure at 07:06 local time, with emergency services standing by. No injuries were noted among the 78 passengers on this flight, according to The Aviation Herald.

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