LOT B788 at Warsaw on Jan 20th 2022, lightning strike

Last Update: January 20, 2022 / 21:03:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LO-6521

Aircraft Registration
SP-LRB

ICAO Type Designator
B788

Airport ICAO Code
EPWA

A LOT Boeing 787-8, registration SP-LRB performing flight LO-6521 from Warsaw (Poland) to Puerta Plata (Dominican Republic), was climbing through FL280 out of Warsaw when the crew stopped the climb and decided to return to Warsaw following a lightning strike. The crew advised no assistance was needed on the ground, it would just be a technical examination of the aircraft, passengers would need to disembark. The aircraft dumped fuel and landed safely back on Warsaw's runway 33 about 50 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 787-9 registration SP-LSF departed Warsaw about 7 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Puerto Plata with a delay of about 8 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Warsaw about 14 hours after landing back.

Metars:
EPWA 200800Z 25012KT CAVOK 01/M03 Q1004 NOSIG=
EPWA 200730Z 26009KT CAVOK 01/M02 Q1004 NOSIG=
EPWA 200700Z 26011KT 9999 SCT043 01/M02 Q1004 NOSIG=
EPWA 200630Z 26017KT 9999 FEW008 BKN046 01/M02 Q1004 RETS NOSIG=
EPWA 200600Z 24013KT 9999 -TSRA BKN010 BKN015CB 02/01 Q1003 NOSIG=
EPWA 200530Z 24013KT 9999 -SHRASN BKN008 SCT015CB 01/00 Q1004 NOSIG=
EPWA 200500Z 24012KT 9999 BKN008 01/00 Q1004 NOSIG=
EPWA 200430Z 24012KT 7000 -SHSN BKN007 SCT014CB 01/00 Q1004 TEMPO 3000 SHSN=
EPWA 200400Z 23012KT 210V270 5000 -RA BR BKN007 01/00 Q1005 NOSIG=
EPWA 200330Z 23010KT 200V260 7000 -SNRA BKN010 BKN018 01/M00 Q1005 TEMPO 3000 SN=
EPWA 200300Z 23011KT 8000 -SN BKN013 BKN020 01/M01 Q1005 NOSIG=
EPWA 200230Z 23012KT 9999 -SN BKN015 BKN020 01/M01 Q1006 TEMPO 3000 SN=
EPWA 200200Z 22011KT 180V250 9999 BKN020 01/M02 Q1007 BECMG BKN014=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LO-6521

Aircraft Registration
SP-LRB

ICAO Type Designator
B788

Airport ICAO Code
EPWA

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