Etihad B789 at Lahore on Mar 11th 2020, lightning strike

Last Update: March 12, 2020 / 23:23:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-243

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
A6-BLL

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
OPLA

An Etihad Boeing 787-9, registration A6-BLL performing flight EY-243 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Lahore (Pakistan), was on approach to Lahore's runway 36R when the aircraft received a lightning strike causing issues with the navigation and communication systems. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 11 hours, then was able to depart for the return flight EY-244 and returned to Abu Dhabi with a delay of 7 hours.

Metars:
OPLA 111455Z 12005KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB SCT040 OVC100 16/15 Q1009 TEMPO 31015G30KT 1500 TSRA FEW030CB RMK QFE983 RMK A29.78=
OPLA 111425Z 14005KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB SCT040 OVC100 16/14 Q1009 RMK QFE983 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 111355Z 07007KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB SCT040 OVC100 16/14 Q1007 TEMPO 31015G30KT 1500 TSRA FEW030CB RMK QFE982 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 111335Z 06008KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB SCT040 OVC100 16/14 Q1007 TEMPO 31015G30KT 1500 RMK QFE981 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 111325Z 06009KT 4000 FU SCT040 OVC100 16/14 Q1007 RMK QFE981 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 111255Z 06011KT 4000 FU SCT040 BKN100 16/14 Q1007 TEMPO 3000 RA RMK QFE981 RMK A29.73=
OPLA 111225Z 05008KT 4000 FU SCT040 BKN100 16/14 Q1007 RMK QFE981 RMK A29.76=
OPLA 111155Z 06010KT 3500 -RA SCT040 OVC100 16/14 Q1007 TEMPO 31015G30KT 1500 TSRA FEW030CB RMK QFE982 RMK A29.76=
OPLA 111125Z 03008KT 3500 FU SCT040 BKN100 16/14 Q1008 RMK QFE982 RMK A29.79=
OPLA 111055Z 05009KT 3000 -RA SCT040 OVC100 17/15 Q1008 TEMPO 31015G30KT 1500 TSRA FEW030CB RMK QFE983 RMK A29.79=
OPLA 111025Z 05009KT 3000 RA SCT040 OVC100 17/15 Q1008 RMK QFE983 RMK A29.81=
OPLA 110955Z 03008KT 3000 RA SCT040 OVC100 17/15 Q1009 TEMPO 31015G30KT 1500 TSRA FEW030CB RMK QFE983 RMK A29.81=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 11, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-243

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
A6-BLL

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
OPLA

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