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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Racoon(m): 10:50pm On May 13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUHsWr-K3Fc
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental operating a scheduled flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to Los Angeles (LAX) has become an unwitting internet sensation following footage of a heavy landing in Los Angeles being released. The video which has so far been watched over 1.6 million times (at the time of writing) was shot on April 23, 2024, as the Lufthansa aircraft completed its 11-hour flight from the German city. 

Operated by one of the carrier’s 19-strong fleet of Boeing 747-8 widebodies as Lufthansa flight LH456, the aircraft made a standard approach to runway 24R at around midday on the day of operation. However, as the aircraft crossed the runway threshold, the footage appears to show the aircraft making little attempt to arrest its rate of descent or initiate a flare by raising its nose to bleed off any excess airspeed before it touches down. 

The result is a very hard landing with huge amounts of white smoke seen billowing from all four sets of the aircraft’s main landing gear as the top layers of rubber are burnt off by the friction with the runway surface. The aircraft’s triple-slotted trailing edge flaps shudder with the impact, while the spoilers on top of the wing surface appear unsure whether to deploy or not.  

Having bounced following its first landing, the aircraft touches down a second time (veering slightly to the right side) before the nose pitches upwards, the spoilers are retracted, and the engines spool up as the crew decides to abandon the landing attempt and go around for another try. The aircraft is subsequently instructed by Los Angeles Air Traffic Control (ATC) to turn right to avoid the previous departing aircraft one mile ahead of them (an Embraer jet) which can be seen climbing straight ahead in the video.   

“LH456 Heavy” is then ordered to climb to 2,000 ft before being given further instructions to switch radio frequency to Los Angeles Departures. Having made a full right-hand circuit of the airport, the aircraft eventually made a second approach to the same runway some 16 minutes later and touched down without further incident on runway 24R at 12:21 local time. 

According to a Lufthansa statement, flight LH456 was carrying 326 passengers and 19 crew members on board during what was referred to by the airline as a training flight (where one crew member is undergoing ‘line training’ under the supervision of a training captain).  

The aircraft involved in the hard landing (registered D-ABYP and named ‘Nordrhein-Westfalen’) was delivered to the airline in June 2014 and carries 364 passengers in a four-class configuration (eight first class, 80 business class, 34 in premium economy, and 244 in economy). It also happens to be the 1,500th Boeing 747 built and carries a special sticker on its fuselage commemorating this milestone.  

The aircraft was inspected on the ground in Los Angeles and was given the all-clear to return to Frankfurt later that day as LH457. It departed LAX at 16:06 local time and landed in Frankfurt at 11:14 the following morning. 

“Following an assessment by the cockpit crew, a consultation with the technical department on-site and in Frankfurt, and an initial visual inspection, the aircraft flew back to Frankfurt,” the Lufthansa statement added.  

Seemingly unharmed by the balked landing attempt in Los Angeles, the aircraft spent a day on the ground in Frankfurt in the company of Lufthansa engineers who later declared the aircraft fit to fly. The plane was subsequently deployed on a flight to Sao Paulo in Brazil the following day, April 25, 2024.  
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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Racoon(m): 10:55pm On May 13
Though it was a hard landing, and no tail strike, thank goodness, disaster was avoided. Mistakes - whether man-made or not, are not often forgiven in the aviation world.

Thought these queens of the sky - Boeing 747 jumbos have been replaced by the A380s as many have retired their fleets?

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by YorubaLord: 10:09am On May 14
Simply an inexperienced pilot steering the big bird. The white smoke is normal due to friction and the open wings are also normal, they're not broken as pointed in the picture. cool

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by malali: 10:09am On May 14
BALK LANDING.

NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE WHO FLY ALOT

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by homealone00: 10:09am On May 14
lipsrsealed
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by ify2016: 10:10am On May 14
Thank God. Aircraft owners should always think of how to sustain ethic of airspace safety and less on money pursuit
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by franchasofficia: 10:10am On May 14
hmmm cry
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by ImoleNaija: 10:10am On May 14
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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by CountinBlessins(m): 10:11am On May 14
Thank goodness there was no disaster. grin

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by AbuTwins: 10:11am On May 14
Maybe na Israel get am!

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by sofeo(m): 10:11am On May 14
Ooopps
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Lawalemi(m): 10:11am On May 14
Hallelujah
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by princepee: 10:11am On May 14
Air peace All the way!
This why I still prefer air peace any day.
All this old airlines are outdated.
My air peace trip from Lagos to Abuja was very peaceful.
Am gonna do Lagos London route soon.

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by toyinjimoh(m): 10:12am On May 14
I personally don't like Airplane if there is any fastest way to travel abroad I will be so happy...I hate Airplane with passion

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by iichidodo: 10:12am On May 14
Pilot came in too hot on an overweight aircraft.... He simply had to stall the aircraft just before touch down instead of plunging the nose down like that. A less sturdier aircraft would have resulted in to a crumpled landing gear and a horrible crash.

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by inoki247: 10:12am On May 14
Lol the way we get report on Airplane everyday will make you think road is the safest whereas people die on the road daily....

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by CSTRR: 10:13am On May 14
The beauty of international trade and reduction of trade deficits.
Airbus , a German airplane manufacturer is the biggest in the world, and yet Lufthansa German airline had to buy some amount of Boeing planes(an American plane)

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by BarrElChapo(m): 10:15am On May 14
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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by fastseo: 10:16am On May 14
angry
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by mofedamijo(m): 10:17am On May 14
If the tail had any impact with the ground, it would have been a terrible disaster. Thank God for that.

Not sure why that idiot in the video kept laughing. There is absolutely nothing funny about that. That could have ended terribly. What the f**k was funny....

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Beverlyjean(f): 10:17am On May 14
Crazy and scary
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by shedy03(m): 10:17am On May 14
Beauty in the sky

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Alexandra001: 10:18am On May 14
I was so scared on seeing that first landing and immediate take off!
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by AcadaWriter: 10:18am On May 14
congratulate goodness there was no disaster.
Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by YorubaLord: 10:18am On May 14
CSTRR:
The beauty of international trade and reduction of trade deficits.
Airbus , a German airplane manufacturer is the biggest in the world, and yet Lufthansa German airline had to buy some amount of Boeing planes(an American plane)

Really, Airbus.. German? Abeg go do ur research well.

Airbus isn't German, it's French

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by kelvinalvin1(m): 10:19am On May 14
Regards brother your aquinted with the aviation world..kudus
Racoon:
Though it was a hard landing, and no tail strike, thank goodness, disaster was avoided. Mistakes - whether man-made or not, are not often forgiven in the aviation world.

Thought these queens of the sky - Boeing 747 jumbos have been replaced by the A380s as many have retired their fleets?

Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by MaziObinnaokija: 10:22am On May 14
Experience pilot and God @work

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Enceladus(m): 10:22am On May 14
Nice one from the pilots. Split second decision to go for a go-around.

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by Akalia(m): 10:22am On May 14
YorubaLord:


Really, Airbus.. German? Abeg go do ur research well.

Airbus isn't German, it's French
You also screwed up. Airbus is co-owned by Britain, Germany, Spain, and France.

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by CSTRR: 10:23am On May 14
YorubaLord:


Airbus isn't German, it's French
Airbus S.A.S., European aircraft manufacturer that is the world's second largest maker of commercial aircraft (after Boeing Co.). It is co-owned by the German-French-Spanish European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), with an 80% interest, and Britain's BAE Systems, with 20%.

https://www.britannica.com/summary/Airbus-Industrie#:~:text=Airbus%20S.A.S.%2C%20European%20aircraft%20manufacturer,BAE%20Systems%2C%20with%2020%25.

French Airplane manufacturer is Dassault.

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Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Makes Heavy Landing In Los Angeles: Video by jmoore(m): 10:23am On May 14
The airline was not suspended. But Keyamo suspended dana airline. Mumu minister!

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