Norwegian B38M at Edinburgh on Feb 28th 2018, lightning strike

Last Update: March 1, 2018 / 22:36:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 28, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
D8-1608

Aircraft Registration
EI-FYF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

Airport ICAO Code
EGPH

A Norwegian Air International Boeing 737-8Max, registration EI-FYF performing flight D8-1608 from Edinburgh,SC (UK) to Windsor Locks,CT (USA), was in the initial climb out of Edinburgh's runway 06 when the aircraft received a lightning strike prompting the crew to stop the climb at 8000 feet and return to Edinburgh for a safe landing on runway 06 about 20 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Edinburgh about 26 hours after landing back.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Edinburgh after receiving a lightning strike. The passengers were offered hotel accomodation, rebooking of the flight or a refund of the ticket.

Metars:
EGPH 282050Z 07021KT 0800 R06/0450 +SN BKN003CB M04/M05 Q1025 R06/490295=
EGPH 282020Z 08015G26KT 1000 SN FEW005CB SCT009 M03/M06 Q1025=
EGPH 281950Z 09011KT 9999 3000NE VCSH FEW018CB BKN037 M03/M07 Q1025 RESN=
EGPH 281920Z 10011KT 9999 FEW029TCU M03/M08 Q1025=
EGPH 281850Z 09012KT 9999 FEW020TCU SCT027 M03/M06 Q1025=
EGPH 281820Z 11010KT 1000 R06/1200 SN SCT003CB SCT014 BKN022 M04/M06 Q1026 RESN=
EGPH 281750Z 12009KT 4500 VCSH SCT013TCU BKN019 BKN036 M03/M06 Q1025=
EGPH 281720Z 11007KT 6000 VCSH FEW008CB SCT045 M04/M06 Q1025 RESN R06/450593=
EGPH 281650Z 09012KT 1000 R06/1100 SN BKN004CB M04/M05 Q1026 R06/490493=
EGPH 281620Z 09019KT 0350 R06/0375 SN BKN004CB BKN014 M04/M05 Q1026 RESN=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 28, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
D8-1608

Aircraft Registration
EI-FYF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

Airport ICAO Code
EGPH

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