Air traffic: Jumbo jet has to turn around shortly after takeoff in Frankfurt
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Frankfurt / Main (AP) - A jumbo jet of Lufthansa occupied with 370 passengers had to reverse shortly after the start at Frankfurt airport because of a technical problem. There was no acute emergency, the pilots of the direction of Shanghai flying Boeing 747-400 had "as a precaution decided to return," the airline said. To prepare the fully-fueled aircraft for the landing, kerosene had been drained, in addition, as a precaution, the airport fire brigade disengaged. Ultimately, the machine could then land normally.