Qantas A332 near Melbourne on Jun 17th 2018, lightning strike

Last Update: June 17, 2018 / 20:49:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-423

Aircraft Registration
VH-EBP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
YMML

A Qantas Airbus A330-200, registration VH-EBP performing flight QF-423 from Sydney,NS to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was descending towards Melbourne when the aircraft entered a hold at FL150, 7000 feet and 6000 feet for about one hour, received a lightning strike some time during the hold and subsequently landed safely on Melbourne's runway 16.

The aircraft is still on the ground about 18 hours after landing.

Metars:
YMML 170418Z 20018G28KT 9000 -SHRA FEW015 BKN022 12/09 Q1014=
YMML 170410Z 20019KT 7000 VCSH SCT015 BKN024 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170400Z 19016G28KT 6000 -SHRA SCT015 BKN026 11/10 Q1014=
YMML 170400Z 19016G28KT 6000 -SHRA SCT015 BKN026 11/10 Q1014=
YMML 170349Z 21022G32KT 7000 SHRA SCT015 BKN024 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170330Z 21023KT 7000 VCSH SCT013 BKN024 11/09 Q1014 FM0345 22018G32KT 9999 -SHRA SCT025 BKN035 TEMPO 0330/0430 4000 SHRA BKN008 INTER 0430/0630 5000 SHRA BKN020 FM0330 MOD/SEV TURB BLW 5000FT=
YMML 170330Z 21023KT 7000 VCSH SCT013 BKN024 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170318Z 21022G34KT 6000 -SHRA SCT013 BKN025 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170314Z 21021KT 5000 SHRA BKN013 BKN025 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170300Z 21020KT 7000 VCSH BKN014 BKN024 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170300Z 21020KT 7000 VCSH BKN014 BKN024 11/09 Q1014=
YMML 170245Z 20016G26KT 6000 -SHRA BKN010 BKN020 10/09 Q1014=
YMML 170242Z 20013G23KT 5000 +SHRA BKN008 BKN020 10/09 Q1014=
YMML 170230Z 21017G27KT 6000 -SHRA BKN009 SCT022 FEW024CB 10/09 Q1014 FM0230 22018G32KT 9999 -SHRA SCT025 BKN035 INTER 0230/0330 VRB25G40KT 2000 TSRA BKN010 FEW030CB TEMPO 0230/0400 4000 SHRA BKN008 INTER 0400/0530 5000 SHRA BKN020 FM0530 MOD/SEV TURB BLW 5000FT=
YMML 170230Z 21017G27KT 6000 -SHRA BKN009 SCT022 FEW024CB 10/09 Q1014=
YMML 170227Z 22015G25KT 5000 SHRA BKN008 BKN024 FEW025CB 10/09 Q1013=
YMML 170224Z 21015KT 5000 SHRA BKN008 BKN024 FEW025CB 10/09 Q1014=
YMML 170214Z 22019KT 6000 SHRA BKN010 BKN025 FEW025CB 10/09 Q1013=
YMML 170200Z 18009KT 6000 -TSRA FEW005 BKN008 BKN022 FEW024CB 10/09 Q1013=
YMML 170200Z 18009KT 6000 -TSRA FEW005 BKN008 BKN022 FEW024CB 10/09 Q1013=
YMML 170155Z 17008KT 5000 -TSRA FEW005 BKN008 BKN024 FEW026CB 09/09 Q1013=
YMML 170155Z 17008KT 5000 -TSRA FEW005 BKN008 BKN024 FEW026CB 09/09 Q1013=
YMML 170143Z 20014KT 4000 +SHRA BKN009 BKN024 FEW026CB 09/09 Q1013=
YMML 170130Z 19015KT 4000 -TSRA BKN009 BKN022 FEW026CB 09/08 Q1014 FM0130 23018G32KT 9999 -SHRA SCT025 BKN035 INTER 0130/0230 VRB25G40KT 2000 TSRA BKN010 FEW030CB TEMPO 0130/0230 4000 SHRA BKN010 INTER 0200/0430 5000 SHRA BKN020 FM0130 MOD/SEV TURB BLW 5000FT=
YMML 170130Z 19015KT 4000 -TSRA BKN009 BKN022 FEW026CB 09/08 Q1014=
YMML 170125Z 16020G30KT 3000 TSRA BKN010 BKN024 FEW025CB 10/08 Q1013=
YMML 170122Z 17013KT 150V230 3000 TSRA BKN010 BKN024 FEW025CB 09/07 Q1013=
YMML 170117Z 22015G25KT 2500 +SHRA BKN010 BKN024 FEW023CB 09/08 Q1014=
YMML 170112Z 23018KT 3000 +SHRA BKN012 BKN025 FEW022CB 09/08 Q1013=
YMML 170100Z 25021KT 5000 -TSRA BKN012 BKN022 FEW020CB 09/08 Q1013=
YMML 170100Z 25021KT 5000 -TSRA BKN012 BKN022 FEW020CB 09/08 Q1013=
YMML 170046Z 24020KT 7000 -SHRA BKN012 BKN024 09/08 Q1013=
YMML 170033Z 24021G31KT 8000 -SHRA SCT013 BKN022 09/08 Q1013=
YMML 170030Z 25022KT 9000 -SHRA SCT014 BKN022 10/08 Q1013 FM0030 23018G32KT 9999 -SHRA SCT025 BKN035 TEMPO 0030/0200 4000 SHRA BKN010 INTER 0200/0330 5000 SHRA BKN020 FM0030 MOD/SEV TURB BLW 5000FT=
YMML 170000Z 25024KT 9999 SCT015 BKN024 BKN040 09/07 Q1013 TEMPO 0000/0200 4000 SHRA BKN010 INTER 0200/0300 5000 SHRA BKN020 FM0000 MOD/SEV TURB BLW 5000FT=
YMML 162334Z 25022G32KT 9999 VCSH FEW011 BKN020 BKN037 09/08 Q1012=
YMML 162328Z 25022G32KT 9000 VCSH FEW013 BKN021 BKN035 09/08 Q1012=
YMML 162301Z 23019G29KT 7000 -RA SCT010 SCT024 BKN032 09/07 Q1012=
YMML 162301Z 23019G29KT 7000 -RA SCT010 SCT024 BKN032 09/07 Q1012=
YMML 162300Z 23020KT 7000 -RA SCT010 SCT024 BKN032 09/07 Q1012=
YMML 162300Z 23020KT 7000 -RA SCT010 SCT024 BKN032 09/07 Q1012=
YMML 162248Z 24017G29KT 5000 RA BKN011 BKN024 09/07 Q1012=
YMML 162233Z 25015G25KT 5000 RA SCT014 BKN024 08/07 Q1012=
YMML 162230Z 25014KT 6000 RA SCT014 BKN024 09/07 Q1012 FM2230 23018G35KT 9999 -SHRA BKN015 BKN025 TEMPO 2230/0130 4000 SHRA BKN010 FM2230 MOD/SEV TURB BLW 5000FT=
YMML 162230Z 25014KT 6000 RA SCT014 BKN024 09/07 Q1012=
YMML 162200Z 24020KT 6000 -RA SCT013 BKN028 08/08 Q1012=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-423

Aircraft Registration
VH-EBP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
YMML

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