ANZ AT72 near Auckland on Nov 25th 2020, lightning strike

Last Update: November 25, 2020 / 10:50:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5814

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MVF

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

An Air New Zealand Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration ZK-MVF performing flight NZ-5814 from Wellington to Hamilton (New Zealand), was enroute at FL190 about 50nm west of Taupo (New Zealand) when the crew decided to divert to Auckland suspecting they had received a lightning strike. The aircraft landed safely on Auckland's runway 05R about 40 minutes later.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passenger were rebooked onto another flight from Auckland to Hamilton.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Auckland about 13 hours after landing.

A thunderstorm warning was in effect at the time for the area around Taupo, Rotorua to Whakatane with the weather front moving over the west coast from west to east.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5814

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MVF

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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