Lufthansa Engine Emergency in Poland

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By George Hatcher


On May 21, 2013, a Lufthansa Bombardier CRJ took off at 6 a. m. from Katowice Poland and developed an engine problem. Pilots returned to Katowice and made a safe landing reportedly with an engine fire. The affected engine was shut down.

The plane landed at approximately 7 with about an hour spent in the air. All traffic throughout the airport was stopped at the time.

The fire brigade was ready and the medical responders were immediately on the scene but no injuries were reported. After the plane landed safely, the 63 passengers and four crew were evacuated.

Passengers were provided alternative flights.

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