Moment of shock in the air: laptop burns on a Lufthansa flight
Created: 12/27/2022, 8:43 p.m
By: Eric Sharp
A fire breaks out in a Lufthansa plane on the way to Frankfurt Airport.
A laptop had overheated.
Please turn off all electronic devices now.”
Everyone who has ever enjoyed a flight knows this sentence.
This safety notice before take-off is also standard at Lufthansa.
It is not known whether a passenger on flight LH457 from Los Angeles to Frankfurt Airport complied.
But the fact is that the passenger's laptop on the Boeing 747-830 overheated and caught fire.
The plane was on its way to Frankfurt Airport for almost three hours on Monday (December 26) when the crew set course for O'Hare Airport in Chicago via Minneapolis.
A safety landing was the result of the fire on board, as reported by the US broadcaster ABC.
A fire breaks out in a Lufthansa Boeing 747-830 on the way to Frankfurt Airport.
(Iconic photo) © Rüdiger Wölk/Imago
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Another hour later and a few loops over Chicago before a landing slot was available, the Lufthansa plane touched down at one of the busiest airports in the world.
According to information from Lufthansa to
, it was said to have been a small fire, and the passengers on board the Lufthansa plane were never in danger.
At the time of landing in Chicago, the fire had already been extinguished, reports fnp.de.
There were also no injuries as a result of the fire, only two flight attendants had to be examined for smoke poisoning, Lufthansa told
After the incident on board in Chicago, however, the Lufthansa plane was the final stop.
The passengers had been rebooked on other flights to Frankfurt.
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Just recently, a Lufthansa plane involuntarily spent time at Chicago Airport.
The reason, however, was a frozen ground vehicle that was frozen to the ground in the bitterly cold temperatures that are currently prevailing in the USA and was no longer manoeuvrable.
The Lufthansa plane was only able to leave for Frankfurt Airport several hours late.