Flight LH420 departed Boston almost on time on November 8th. The Airbus A340 with the registration D-AIHP should bring the travelers to Munich. But just twelve minutes after takeoff, the crew noticed a problem, according to the Aviation Herald portal.

She halted the climb and eventually dumped kerosene to allow for a safe landing.

The plane landed back in Boston 80 minutes after takeoff. It only started again shortly after 1 a.m. on November 9th. But the occupants of the plane experienced a déjà vu.

Again the climb stopped, again the plane drained fuel, again it turned around and landed in Boston again. The flight was cancelled.

“We can confirm that LH425 had to turn back twice,” a Lufthansa spokeswoman told aeroTELEGRAPH. The reason was always the same technical abnormality on one of the engines. “This could not be solved satisfactorily after the first diversion.”

Lufthansa rebooked the passengers after landing in Boston. The plane flies back to Munich without passengers and is “expected around midnight,” said the spokeswoman.

This article was written by Laura Frommberg

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