Lufthansa flight makes emergency landing due to smoke on board
Source: Simon Hradecky | www.avherald.com
A Lufthansa Airbus A321-100, registration D-AIRE performing flight LH-1812 from Munich (Germany) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was enroute at FL350 about 30nm northwest of Nice (France) when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke on board. The aircraft diverted to Nice. Nice Airport sent all approaches into holds advising the crews, they were dealing with an emergency and had no fire cover remaining for other flights. The A321 landed safely on runway 04R about 18 minutes later. The crew advised they were able to vacate the runway and taxied the aircraft to the apron. Landings and departures resumed immediately afterwards.
A replacement A321-200 registration D-AIDC reached Barcelona with a delay of 5 hours.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Nice about 9 hours after landing.
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