Lingus A320 at Prague on Oct 29th 2017, lightning strike

Last Update: October 30, 2017 / 22:58:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-644

Aircraft Registration
EI-DVJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aer Lingus Airbus A320-200, registration EI-DVJ performing flight EI-644 from Dublin (Ireland) to Prague (Czech Republic), was on approach to Prague when the aircraft received a lightning strike. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Prague's runway 30.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight. A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration EI-DVM was dispatched to Prague and performed the return flight EI-645 with a delay of 7.5 hours.

A passenger waiting for the return flight reported they were told the scheduled aircraft had received a lightning strike and was unable to depart. A replacement aircraft was flown in.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 24 hours, then positioned to Dublin as flight EI-991 and resumed service.

Metars:
LKPR 291509Z 30021KT 4500 SHRA FEW020TCU BKN025 BKN030 07/02 Q1004 RMK REG QNH 0992=
LKPR 291500Z 30024G34KT 9999 -SHRA FEW030TCU BKN035 BKN045 08/01 Q1004 NOSIG=
LKPR 291452Z 30024G35KT 9999 -SHRA BKN035 BKN045 08/01 Q1003 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291430Z 30029G39KT 9999 -SHRA FEW015 SCT025 BKN038 07/01 Q1003 NOSIG=
LKPR 291427Z 29027G39KT 9999 BKN038 08/01 Q1003 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291400Z 31019G29KT 9999 FEW018 SCT038 08/03 Q1002 NOSIG=
LKPR 291348Z 31018G28KT 9999 -SHRA FEW025 BKN035 07/03 Q1002 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291330Z 31017G27KT 9999 FEW025 SCT040 BKN046 06/04 Q1002 NOSIG=
LKPR 291304Z 32021KT 9999 -SHRA FEW015 BKN026 05/03 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291300Z 32023G34KT 4500 -SHRA VCTS FEW015CB BKN028 BKN040 04/02 Q1001 NOSIG=
LKPR 291256Z 32027G41KT 9999 -TSRAGS FEW015CB BKN028 BKN046 04/02 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291253Z 33029G42KT 300V360 8000 1000SE R24/P2000N R30/P2000N -TSRA SCT015CB BKN025 BKN046 04/01 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291249Z 32032G43KT 290V360 2000 TSRA SCT015CB BKN025 BKN046 05/01 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291246Z 31031G43KT 280V360 1400 R24/P2000N R30/P2000N +TSRA BKN001CB BKN025 BKN046 07/02 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291244Z 30032G43KT 2500 TSRA SCT018CB BKN033 BKN046 08/02 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291243Z 30031G43KT 8000 -TSRA SCT018CB BKN033 BKN046 08/02 Q1001 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291239Z 30031G42KT 9999 -SHRA FEW030TCU BKN033 BKN046 09/02 Q1000 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291230Z 29032G47KT 260V320 9999 BKN033 BKN046 09/02 Q1000 NOSIG=
LKPR 291200Z 30031G44KT 9999 BKN034 BKN042 09/02 Q0999 NOSIG=
LKPR 291149Z 29032G43KT 9999 -SHRA BKN035 BKN041 09/01 Q0999 RMK REG QNH 0985=
LKPR 291130Z 30036G54KT 9999 BKN034 BKN041 09/01 Q0998 NOSIG=
LKPR 291100Z 30038G55KT 9999 SCT031 09/02 Q0997 NOSIG=
LKPR 291030Z 29035G49KT 9999 BKN039 10/02 Q0996 NOSIG=
LKPR 291000Z 29037G55KT 9999 BKN041 09/01 Q0995 NOSIG=
LKPR 290930Z 29032G45KT 9999 BKN043 09/01 Q0995 NOSIG=
LKPR 290900Z 29031G47KT 9999 BKN043 09/01 Q0994 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 29, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Flight number
EI-644

Aircraft Registration
EI-DVJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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