Lufthansa E190 at Frankfurt on May 5th 2021, lightning strike

Last Update: May 5, 2021 / 20:02:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1087

Aircraft Registration
D-AECE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

Airport ICAO Code
EDDF

A Lufthansa Embraer ERJ-190, registration D-AECE performing flight LH-1087 from Marseille (France) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was descending towards Frankfurt, when the aircraft did not descend below 5000 feet while already aligned with the extended runway center line and subsequently turned south on radar vectors due to weather. Numerous aircraft requested deviations around weather at the time. The Embraer was instructed to do two 360ies due to an ongoing emergency, see Incident: United B789 at Frankfurt on May 5th 2021, flaps problem, then descended to 4000 feet and joined the ILS for runway 25L. The crew subsequently reported they had received a lightning strike on final, continued for a safe landing on runway 25L about 30 minutes after levelling at 5000 feet and taxied to the apron.

A passenger reported the crew indicated they had aborted their first approach due to thunderstorms. On second approach they observed lightning near the aircraft and felt light rumble. The aircraft should have flown to Billund on its next sector, however, another aircraft performed that flight.

The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule and is still on the ground in Frankfurt about 9 hours after landing.

Metars:
EDDF 051150Z 25017KT 220V280 9999 -SHRA FEW014 FEW028CB 11/01 Q1007 TEMPO TSRAGS=
EDDF 051120Z 25017G31KT 9999 -SHRA FEW014 FEW028CB 08/01 Q1007 TEMPO TSRAGS=
EDDF 051050Z 26016KT 9999 FEW014 FEW028CB 09/01 Q1006 TEMPO TSRAGS=
EDDF 051020Z 27022G35KT 250V310 9999 -SHRA FEW014 SCT028CB BKN035 07/02 Q1007 TEMPO TSRAGS=
EDDF 050950Z 27017KT 240V300 9999 VCSH FEW012 FEW028CB BKN035 10/02 Q1006 RESHRA TEMPO TSRA=
COR EDDF 050920Z 26014KT 9999 -SHRA FEW012 SCT028CB BKN034 11/02 Q1005 RESHRA TEMPO TSRA=
EDDF 050850Z 25014G25KT 210V290 9999 SHRA FEW012 SCT028CB BKN032 08/02 Q1005 TEMPO TSRA=
EDDF 050820Z 23016KT 9999 SCT032 09/01 Q1005 TEMPO SHRA SCT030CB=
EDDF 050750Z 23016KT 9999 VCSH FEW014 FEW025CB SCT032 09/02 Q1005 RESHRA NOSIG=
EDDF 050720Z 22016KT 9999 VCSH FEW028TCU 09/01 Q1005 TEMPO SHRA=
EDDF 050650Z 24014KT 9999 FEW028 09/02 Q1005 BECMG 26020G30KT=
EDDF 050620Z 23017KT 9999 FEW028 08/01 Q1005 BECMG 26020G30KT=
COR EDDF 050550Z 23016KT 9999 FEW028 08/01 Q1004 BECMG 26020G30KT=
EDDF 050520Z 23013KT CAVOK 07/01 Q1004 NOSIG=
EDDF 050450Z 23012KT CAVOK 07/01 Q1004 NOSIG=
EDDF 050420Z 23011KT 9999 FEW026 06/01 Q1003 NOSIG=
EDDF 050350Z 23011KT 9999 FEW026 07/02 Q1003 NOSIG=
EDDF 050320Z 22011KT 9999 FEW026 07/02 Q1003 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1087

Aircraft Registration
D-AECE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

Airport ICAO Code
EDDF

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