Baltic BCS3 at Tallinn on Nov 6th 2021, lightning strike

Last Update: November 6, 2021 / 18:18:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-879

Destination
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
YL-CSE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

Airport ICAO Code
EETN

An Air Baltic Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration YL-CSE performing flight BT-879 from Tallinn (Estonia) to Malaga,SP (Spain), was climbing out of Tallin's runway 26 when the left hand wingtip of the aircraft was struck by a static discharge prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL080 and return to Tallin for a safe landing on runway 26 about 15 minutes after departure.

A replacement CS-300 registration YL-AAS reached Malaga with a delay of about 80 minutes.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Tallinn about 6 hours after landing back.

Metars:
EETN 061350Z 28013KT 9999 BKN017 06/04 Q1001 NOSIG=
EETN 061320Z 26009KT 9999 BKN015 06/05 Q1001 NOSIG=
EETN 061250Z 26008KT 9999 BKN014 SCT024CB 05/04 Q1001 RESHRA NOSIG=
EETN 061220Z 23008KT 200V260 9999 SCT014 SCT020CB BKN045 06/05 Q1000 RESHGS TEMPO 5000 TSRAGS=
EETN 061150Z 22014G25KT 8000 SHRA VCTS SCT014 BKN020CB BKN045 06/04 Q1001 TEMPO TSGS=
EETN 061120Z 23012KT 9999 SCT015 SCT023CB BKN048 07/04 Q1001 NOSIG=
EETN 061050Z 23010KT 9999 -SHRA FEW012 FEW025CB 07/05 Q1001 NOSIG=
EETN 061020Z 23010KT 9999 FEW011 06/05 Q1002 NOSIG=
EETN 060950Z 23011KT 9999 FEW009 07/05 Q1002 NOSIG=
EETN 060920Z 22009KT 9999 FEW025 07/05 Q1002 NOSIG=
EETN 060850Z 22008KT 9999 FEW025 06/04 Q1002 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-879

Destination
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
YL-CSE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

Airport ICAO Code
EETN

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