KLM B773 at Buenos Aires on Feb 11th 2018, lightning strike

Last Update: February 14, 2018 / 22:05:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-701

Aircraft Registration
PH-BVB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
SAEZ

A KLM Boeing 777-300, registration PH-BVB performing flight KL-701 (dep Feb 10th) from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina), was on approach to Buenos Aires when the aircraft received a lightning strike. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Ezeiza Airport's runway 11 at 06:41L (09:14Z).

The aircraft was unable to depart for the next sector to Santiago (Chile) and to perform the return flights from Santiago to Ezeiza and back to Amsterdam. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 33 hours, then returned to service returning to Amsterdam as flight KL-704.

Metars:
SAEZ 111300Z 17010KT 140V200 CAVOK 20/08 Q1021=
SAEZ 111200Z 17007KT CAVOK 16/08 Q1021=
SAEZ 111100Z 18005KT CAVOK 16/08 Q1021=
SAEZ 111000Z 17008KT 150V210 9999 OVC049 16/09 Q1020=
SAEZ 110900Z 18008KT 9999 BKN046 FEW050CB 16/10 Q1018=
SAEZ 110800Z 17009KT 9999 TS BKN040 FEW050CB OVC070 16/11 Q1018=
SAEZ 110712Z 18005KT 9000 -TSRA BKN035 FEW050CB OVC060 16/11 Q1018=
SAEZ 110700Z 17010KT 9000 -RA BKN035 BKN060 16/11 Q1017=
SAEZ 110600Z 15011KT 9999 BKN032 BKN100 17/10 Q1017=
SAEZ 110500Z 16011G21KT CAVOK 17/11 Q1017=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 11, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-701

Aircraft Registration
PH-BVB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
SAEZ

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