Lufthansa A320 at Genoa on Oct 27th 2018, lightning strike

Last Update: November 3, 2018 / 20:19:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 27, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-226

Destination
Genoa, Italy

Aircraft Registration
D-AIPH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LIMJ

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIPH performing flight LH-226 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Genoa (Italy), was on approach to Genoa when the crew stopped the descent at 4500 feet due to a lightning strike. The aircraft climbed to FL100 feet and entered a hold. About 25 minutes later the crew decided to divert to Zurich (Switzerland), climbed to FL200 and landed safely on Zurich's runway 14 about 85 minutes after aborting the approach to Genoa.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Zurich for about 20 hours, then positioned to Frankfurt/Main. The aircraft returned to service about 16 hours after landing Frankfurt.

Metars:
LIMJ 271820Z VRB05KT 4000 RA FEW008 BKN015 16/16 Q0999=
LIMJ 271750Z 22009KT 190V280 4000 RA BKN014 FEW020CB 16/15 Q0999 RETS=
LIMJ 271720Z 22013G23KT 200V260 2000 +TSRA BKN014 SCT020CB 16/15 Q0999=
LIMJ 271650Z 22010KT 210V270 3500 TSRA BKN014 SCT020CB 17/15 Q0999=
LIMJ 271620Z 18007KT 140V210 2500 RA FEW012TCU BKN014 18/17 Q0999=
LIMJ 271550Z 19007KT 170V230 9999 -RA FEW008 SCT012 BKN035 18/16 Q0999=
LIMJ 271520Z 19007KT 130V220 7000 -RA FEW008 SCT012 BKN035 18/17 Q1000=
LIMJ 271450Z 17007KT 5000 -RA FEW008 SCT012 BKN035 17/16 Q1000 RERA=
LIMJ 271420Z 16007KT 2000 RA BKN012 FEW018TCU 17/17 Q1000=
LIMJ 271350Z 19011KT 150V220 3000 RA BKN012 FEW020CB BKN045 17/16 Q1000 RETS=
LIMJ 271320Z 20012KT 7000 TSRA BKN012 FEW020CB BKN045 18/17 Q1000=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 27, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-226

Destination
Genoa, Italy

Aircraft Registration
D-AIPH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LIMJ

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