Aeroflot A320 at Rome on Jan 30th 2019, lightning strike

Last Update: January 31, 2019 / 22:25:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 30, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2405

Aircraft Registration
VP-BCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LIRF

An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VP-BCA performing flight SU-2405 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was climbing out of Rome when the aircraft received a lightning strike. In absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the flight to Moscow, where the aircraft landed safely about 3:15 hours later.

A post flight inspection revealed scorch marks. The aircraft is still on the ground in Moscow about 19 hours after landing.

Metars:
LIRF 310050Z 31010KT 9999 FEW040 07/03 Q1001 882901// NOSIG=
LIRF 310020Z 32009KT 9999 SCT040 06/03 Q1001 RETS 882901// NOSIG=
LIRF 302350Z 33006KT 290V360 8000 -TSRA FEW020CB SCT030 BKN050 06/03 Q1000 RERA 882901// NOSIG=
LIRF 302320Z 29009KT 260V320 6000 TSRA SCT015CB SCT020 BKN040 06/04 Q1000 882900// NOSIG=
LIRF 302250Z 31007KT 9999 -RA FEW030 SCT035 05/03 Q1000 RERA 882900// NOSIG=
LIRF 302220Z 33015KT 9000 RA FEW015CB SCT020 05/03 Q1000 882900// NOSIG=
LIRF 302150Z 34005KT 310V030 9000 RA FEW015CB SCT020 05/03 Q1000 RETS 882900// NOSIG=
LIRF 302120Z VRB02KT 6000 TSRA SCT015CB SCT020 04/03 Q0999 NOSIG=
LIRF 302050Z VRB05KT 5000 TSRA SCT015CB SCT020 05/03 Q0999 NOSIG=
LIRF 302020Z 09003KT 040V190 6000 TSRA FEW015CB SCT030 05/03 Q0999 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 30, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2405

Aircraft Registration
VP-BCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LIRF

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