ANZ A320 near Christchurch on Aug 8th 2020, lightning strike
Last Update: August 8, 2020 / 18:38:58 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported they were about half way into the climb out of Auckland when the aircraft performed a quick quite sharp turn to the left followed by lightning hitting the top of the right hand engine (V2527) and whacked the aircraft. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Christchurch.
A replacement A320-200 registration ZK-OXD departed Christchurch about 90 minutes after ZK-OXK had landed and reached Queenstown with a delay of 75 minutes.
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