A flight bound for New York took off from Germany, flew for 8 hours, then landed 85 miles from where it started

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  • Passengers on a Lufthansa flight last Monday flew for eight hours and landed 85 miles from where the plane took off.
  • Flight LH404 departed from Frankfurt, Germany, and was destined for JFK Airport in New York but was forced to do a U-turn as it reached the Atlantic because of a fault in the plane’s hydraulics system.
  • Frankfurt Airport is closed at night, so the plane was forced to land in nearby Cologne and passengers were transported by bus back to Frankfurt, a Lufthansa spokesman told Business Insider.
  • The spokesman said that the plane made a safe landing and that there were no problems despite the concern about the hydraulics system.

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