Aeroflot B773 at Geneva on May 16th 2021, lightning strike

Last Update: May 20, 2021 / 10:00:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2383

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BFK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Aeroflot Boeing 777-300, registration VQ-BFK performing flight SU-2383 from Geneva (Switzerland) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was climbing through FL100 out of Geneva's runway 22 when the aircraft received a lightning strike. With all indications remaining normal the crew continued the flight to Moscow where the aircraft landed safely about 3 hours later.

Rosaviatsia reported a post flight inspection revealed damage by atmospheric electrical discharge, the aircraft was removed from service.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Moscow about 86 hours (3 days 14 hours) after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2383

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BFK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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