Qantas B738 near Karratha on Aug 9th 2022, lightning strike

Last Update: August 9, 2022 / 17:13:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 9, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1206

Aircraft Registration
VH-XZM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-XZM performing flight QF-1206 from Perth,WA to Port Hedland,WA (Australia), was descending towards Port Hedland when the crew at about FL190 decided to turn around and divert to Karratha,WA (Australia) following a lightning strike. The aircraft landed safely on Karratha's runway 26 about 20 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VH-VXS reached Port Hedland with a delay of 2:20 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Karratha about 17 hours after landing.

The airline reported the aircraft received a lightning strike, the aircraft is being inspected by engineers.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-XZM
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
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Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 9, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1206

Aircraft Registration
VH-XZM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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