Austrian A320 at Tirana on Jan 20th 2022, lightning strike

Last Update: January 22, 2022 / 23:59:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-849

Destination
Tirana, Albania

Aircraft Registration
OE-LZD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LATI

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LZD performing flight OS-849 from Vienna (Austria) to Tirana (Albania), was on approach to Tirana descending through 7000 feet when lightning struck the aircraft causing the failure of the Air Data Reference #1, AoA problems at the captain's side, spurious stall and GPWS warnings. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 17 about 8 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 41 hours.

Metars:
LATI 210050Z VRB02KT 9999 SCT020CB BKN025 OVC040 08/06 Q1018 RETS NOSIG=
LATI 210020Z VRB03KT 9999 VCTS FEW020CB BKN025 OVC040 08/06 Q1017 NOSIG=
LATI 202350Z 11006KT 080V150 9999 -RA BKN025 OVC040 09/06 Q1017 NOSIG=
LATI 202320Z VRB02KT 9999 DZ SCT015 OVC030 08/06 Q1018 NOSIG=
LATI 202250Z 32003KT 290V350 9999 BKN026 OVC033 08/05 Q1018 NOSIG=
LATI 202220Z 14005KT 9999 RA SCT025 OVC045 09/05 Q1018 NOSIG=
LATI 202150Z 14008KT 9999 -RA FEW031 BKN044 OVC055 10/03 Q1018 NOSIG=
LATI 202120Z 14008KT 9999 SCT048 OVC074 10/01 Q1019 NOSIG=
LATI 202050Z 14008KT 9999 FEW031 OVC078 10/01 Q1019 NOSIG=
LATI 202020Z 17005KT 9999 BKN030 OVC076 08/02 Q1019 NOSIG=
LATI 201950Z 15005KT 9999 BKN035 09/02 Q1020 NOSIG=
LATI 201920Z 12006KT 9999 BKN068 09/02 Q1020 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
OE-LZD
Country of Registration
Austria
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-849

Destination
Tirana, Albania

Aircraft Registration
OE-LZD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LATI

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