A technical issue forced Lufthansa Flight LH403 to divert to Logan Airport on Monday night as it was leaving Newark, New Jersey for Frankfurt, Germany, leaving passengers stranded in Boston.
After taking off from Newark, New Jersey, Lufthansa Flight No. 403 was heading to Frankfurt when a “technical issue” resulted in some smoke in the cabin.
The jet was rerouted to Boston when the pilot declared an emergency. According to a Massachusetts State Police official, the crew donned oxygen masks during this time.
State police and the airline report that there were no further problems when the jet touched down at Logan at 10:25 p.m. According to Lufthansa and the Massachusetts Port Authority, the plane taxied to a gate where all of the passengers got off.
The number of passengers, according to state police, was 326. There were no injuries, according to the airline.
A Lufthansa spokeswoman claimed that maintenance personnel were inspecting the Boeing 747 and would determine whether it could continue to its destination; however, on Monday evening, passengers could be seen retrieving their bags from the baggage claim.
Passengers said they didn’t smell any smoke but some said they did experience turbulence. “They told us there were electrical issues and they had to land the plane”.
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