United B788 at London on Oct 10th 2014, lightning strike takes out 3 of 5 primary display units

Last Update: April 21, 2018 / 15:27:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 10, 2014

Classification
Report

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-5

Aircraft Registration
N26906

ICAO Type Designator
B788

A United Boeing 787-800, registration N26906 performing flight UA-5 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was in the initial climb out of London's runway 27L when the aircraft received a lightning strike, three of five primary display units failed. The crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet and returned to Heathrow for a safe landing on runway 27R about one hour after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3 hours, then departed again and reached Houston with a delay of 4 hours.

On Apr 21st 2018 the NTSB released a brief report stating that the lightning strike resulted in 3 of 5 primary display units failing. The aircraft returned to Heathrow, where a lightning strike inspection was carried out and a power reset was performed after which all display units returned to normal function. The occurrence is rated an incident and is being investigated by the NTSB.

Metars:
COR EGLL 101450Z 23008KT 9999 SCT028CB 17/12 Q1010 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 101420Z 24009G19KT 9999 -SHRA SCT030CB 16/12 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 101350Z 24009KT 9999 VCSH FEW010 SCT028CB 15/12 Q1010 RESHRA NOSIG=
COR EGLL 101320Z 24010KT 210V280 9999 5000N SHRA SCT033CB 16/10 Q1010 TEMPO SHRA=
EGLL 101250Z 22013G23KT 9999 VCSH FEW020CB SCT031 18/10 Q1010 TEMPO SHRA=
COR EGLL 101220Z 22011KT 9999 FEW020 SCT032 FEW035CB 18/11 Q1010 TEMPO SHRA=
COR EGLL 101150Z 20011KT 9999 SCT030 17/11 Q1010 TEMPO SHRA=
COR EGLL 101120Z 21013KT 9999 VCSH FEW026 SCT034 17/11 Q1010 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 101050Z 22013KT 9999 SCT029 16/11 Q1010 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 101020Z 22012KT 9999 FEW030 16/11 Q1010 NOSIG=
EGLL 100950Z 21010KT 9999 FEW030 15/11 Q1010 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 10, 2014

Classification
Report

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-5

Aircraft Registration
N26906

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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