ANZ A320 at Auckland on Sep 10th 2017, lightning strike

Last Update: September 11, 2017 / 21:57:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-443

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OXA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
NZAA

An ANZ Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200, registration ZK-OXA performing flight NZ-443 from Auckland to Wellington (New Zealand), was climbing out of Auckland's runway 23L when the aircraft received a lightning strike prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL230 and return to Auckland for a safe landing on runway 23L about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 ZK-OXD reached Wellington as flight NZ-443D with a delay of 2:10 hours.

The airline reported flight NZ-433 (editorial note: typo! Flight NZ-433 landed normally in Wellington on first departure) returned to Auckland as a precaution after the aircraft received a lightning strike on departure.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 38 hours after landing.

Metars:
NZAA 100600Z AUTO 26019KT 9999 SCT038/// BKN045/// 10/06 Q0994 TEMPO 4000 SHRAGS SCT030CB=
NZAA 100530Z AUTO 26023KT 8000 -RA FEW033/// BKN041/// BKN049/// 09/06 Q0995 TEMPO 4000 SHRAGS SCT030CB=
NZAA 100500Z AUTO 28020KT 9999 FEW038/// 11/05 Q0994 TEMPO 2000 TSRAGS SCT030CB=
NZAA 100430Z AUTO 27025G35KT 240V300 9999 FEW036/// 12/05 Q0994 TEMPO 4000 SHRAGS SCT030CB=
NZAA 100400Z AUTO 27026G36KT 9999 -RA FEW027/// SCT037/// BKN044/// 10/06 Q0995 TEMPO 4000 SHRAGS SCT030CB=
NZAA 100330Z AUTO 28023KT 9999 FEW044/// 12/05 Q0994 TEMPO 2000 28030G45KT TSRAGS BKN030CB=
NZAA 100300Z AUTO 26024KT 9999 -RA FEW023/// BKN042/// BKN050/// 10/07 Q0995 TEMPO 2000 28030G45KT TSRAGS BKN030CB=
NZAA 100230Z AUTO 28024G34KT 9999 FEW048/// SCT060/// BKN075/// 12/04 Q0994 TEMPO 2000 28030G45KT TSRAGS BKN030CB=
NZAA 100200Z AUTO 27027G38KT 9999 FEW050/// 13/03 Q0995 TEMPO 2500 28030G45KT TSRAGS SCT030CB=
NZAA 100130Z AUTO 27028KT 9999 FEW036/// SCT048/// 13/04 Q0995 TEMPO 2500 28030G45KT TSRAGS SCT030CB=
COR NZAA 100100Z AUTO 28026G37KT 9999 SCT047/// BKN060/// 13/05 Q0995 TEMPO 28030G45KT 2500 TSRAGS SCT030CB=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-443

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OXA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
NZAA

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