LH A380 lands with very low fuel reserves

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Nov 25, 2004
By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, May 30th 2014 15:09Z, last updated Friday, May 30th 2014 15:14Z
A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMD performing flight LH-462 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Miami,FL (USA) with 427 people on board, was descending towards Miami, when the crew stopped the descent at 9000 feet due to weather conditions and entered a hold. After about 20 minutes holding the crew decided to divert to Orlando,FL, climbed to FL220 but aborted the flight to Orlando, turned around and decided to divert to Fort Lauderdale,FL, but again needed to decide to abort the approach to Fort Lauderdale due to weather declaring emergency because of being low on fuel. The crew decided to land in Miami as the weather had improved sufficiently in Miami. Upon checking in with Miami approach on approach to Miami the crew advised they had 5.2 tons of fuel remaining.



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