A Lufthansa crew was faced with a difficult situation on Saturday when an engine failed during a transatlantic flight over Greenland.
During a transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Seattle (flight number: LH490) on board an Airbus A340-300, the Lufthansa crew reported a fault in one of the four engines. Halfway there, the pilots decided to return to Frankfurt to repair the aircraft. Alternatively, they would have had to hold on longer at a nearby emergency airport, as was the case in 2017 with an Air France Airbus A380 requiring repairs after an engine failure and forced landing in Goose Bay, Canada. At that time, a replacement engine was finally brought in with an An-124, as reported by the German aviation portal Aero.