Southwest B738 near Providence on Feb 15th 2019, lightning strike

Last Update: February 16, 2019 / 22:33:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 15, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-1498

Aircraft Registration
N8543Z

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
KPVD

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8543Z performing flight WN-1498 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Providence,RI (USA), was descending towards Providence when the aircraft received a lightning strike. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

The aircraft was unable to continue the schedule. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8537Z continued the schedule with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Providence for about 10 hours, then ferried to Orlando,FL climbing to a maximum of FL200, and is still on the ground in Orlando about 15 hours after landing in Orlando.

The airline reported the aircraft received a lightning strike in the descent towards Providence while flying from Fort Lauderdale to Rhode Island. The aircraft landed uneventfully and was removed from service.




Metars:
KPVD 152251Z 21015G21KT 10SM OVC015 11/09 A2966 RMK AO2 RAB03E11B27E36 SLP045 P0000 T01060089=
KPVD 152151Z 20020G26KT 10SM BKN017 OVC080 11/08 A2967 RMK AO2 PK WND 20026/2151 SLP047 T01060083=
KPVD 152114Z 21017G21KT 10SM BKN018 BKN034 OVC047 11/09 A2967 RMK AO2 T01060089=
KPVD 152051Z 20014G21KT 10SM FEW018 SCT023 BKN036 BKN130 11/09 A2967 RMK AO2 RAE28 TSB1958E19 SLP049 TS MOV NE P0005 60022 T01060089 56029=
KPVD 152022Z 18012KT 10SM -RA BKN037 BKN047 BKN090 10/09 A2968 RMK AO2 TSB1958E19 TS MOV NE P0005 T01000089=
KPVD 151958Z 18017G22KT 5SM -TSRA BR SCT039 BKN047 OVC060 10/08 A2968 RMK AO2 TSB58 TS E MOV E P0001 T01000083=
KPVD 151951Z 17010KT 5SM -RA BR SCT038 BKN047 OVC055 09/08 A2969 RMK AO2 SLP054 P0009 T00890078=
KPVD 151851Z 17011KT 3SM -RA BR BKN049 OVC065 09/08 A2972 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP063 P0008 T00940083=
KPVD 151751Z 17012KT 5SM RA BR BKN060 OVC075 09/08 A2976 RMK AO2 RAB1659 SLP078 P0002 60003 T00940078 10100 20033 57045=
KPVD 151651Z 18013G21KT 10SM BKN070 OVC085 09/07 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 18027/1611 RAE1557B20E30 SLP094 P0000 T00940072=
KPVD 151600Z 17016G22KT 10SM SCT015 BKN065 OVC100 09/07 A2984 RMK AO2 RAE1557 P0000 T00890067=
KPVD 151551Z 17015KT 10SM -RA BKN016 BKN041 OVC065 09/07 A2984 RMK AO2 RAB1452 PRESFR SLP106 P0001 T00890067=
KPVD 151451Z 16010KT 10SM BKN018 BKN090 OVC250 08/04 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP122 T00780044=
KPVD 151409Z 16012G18KT 10SM BKN020 BKN100 BKN300 07/04 A2991 RMK AO2 T00670039=
KPVD 151351Z 17007KT 10SM FEW017 BKN100 BKN160 BKN300 06/03 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP132 T00610033=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8543Z
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-800
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 15, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-1498

Aircraft Registration
N8543Z

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
KPVD

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