VivaColombia A320 at Bogota on Apr 2nd 2019, two lightning strikes

Last Update: April 3, 2019 / 22:07:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VH-6782

Aircraft Registration
HK-5223

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
SKBO

A VivaColombia Airbus A320-200, registration HK-5223 performing flight VH-6782 from Bogota to Cartagena (Colombia), was climbing out of Bogota when the aircraft received two lightning strikes prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL240 and return to Bogota for a safe landing about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration HK-5275 reached Cartagena with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Bogota about 27 hours after landing back.

Metars:
SKBO 022100Z 32006KT 9999 -DZ SCT017 BKN080 14/11 A3031=
SKBO 022000Z 25010KT 8000 DZ SCT015TCU SCT070 14/12 A3030 RETSRA RMK TCU/NE=
SKBO 021900Z 29012KT 9999 4000SE -TSRA FEW015CB BKN017 15/12 A3033 RMK CB/SE=
SKBO 021823Z 30013KT 9999 5000SE TS FEW015CB BKN017 16/13 A3032 RMK CB VCSH/SE=
SKBO 021800Z 30012KT 8000 VCSH SCT015TCU SCT070 16/13 A3035 RMK TCU VCSH/NE/SE=
SKBO 021700Z 18006KT 7000 VCSH SCT015TCU SCT017 17/11 A3037 RMK TCU VCSH NE/SE/NW=
SKBO 021600Z 18004KT 9999 4500SE VCSH FEW015TCU SCT017 18/12 A3039 RMK TCU VCSH NE/SE=
SKBO 021500Z VRB02KT 9999 4500SE VCSH FEW015TCU SCT017 17/11 A3041 RMK TCU VCSH/SE=
SKBO 021400Z 02003KT 9999 4500SE VCSH BKN015 16/12 A3041 RMK VCSH SE/S=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VH-6782

Aircraft Registration
HK-5223

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
SKBO

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