Spirit A321 at Philadelphia on Dec 23rd 2022, lighting strikes

Last Update: December 25, 2022 / 12:20:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-2214

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N674NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KPHL

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N674NK performing flight NK-2214 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Cancun (Mexico), was climbing out of Philadelphia's runway 27L when the crew stopped the climb at about 8000 feet reporting they had been hit twice by lightning and were to return to Philadelphia. The aircraft entered a hold at 5000 feet for about 30 minutes, then proceeded to land back on Philadelphia's runway 27L about 50 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned after the crew reported two suspected lightning strikes.

The aircraft returned to service about 10 hours after landing back.

Metars:
KPHL 231654Z 27023G31KT 9SM -RA BKN015 OVC023 04/02 A2917 RMK AO2 PK WND 27031/1652 TSE07 SLP879 P0004 T00390017 $=
KPHL 231642Z 27018G25KT 8SM -RA BKN015 OVC025 04/02 A2918 RMK AO2 PK WND 26026/1626 TSE07 P0004 T00390022 $=
KPHL 231607Z 24017KT 7SM -RA SCT015 BKN025 OVC035 04/03 A2918 RMK AO2 TSE07 P0001 T00440028=
KPHL 231554Z 24016KT 7SM -TSRA SCT015 BKN025CB OVC035 04/03 A2917 RMK AO2 PK WND 26036/1528 WSHFT 1520 LTG DSNT S TSB26 SLP879 OCNL LTGICCG VC SE TS VC SE MOV NE P0007 T00440028=
KPHL 231547Z 24016KT 6SM -TSRA BR BKN015 BKN025CB OVC035 04/02 A2917 RMK AO2 PK WND 26036/1528 WSHFT 1520 LTG DSNT S TSB26 OCNL LTGICCG VC SE TS VC SE MOV NE P0007 T00390022=
KPHL 231535Z 24021G36KT 1 1/2SM R09R/4500VP6000FT TSRA BR BKN015 OVC021CB 03/02 A2919 RMK AO2 PK WND 26036/1528 WSHFT 1520 TSB26 OCNL LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV NE P0005 T00330022=
KPHL 231529Z 26027G36KT 1SM R09R/4500VP6000FT TSRA BR BKN015 OVC025CB 07/06 A2918 RMK AO2 PK WND 26036/1528 TSB26 PRESRR OCNL LTGICCG OHD TS OHD MOV NE P0000 T00720056=
KPHL 231526Z 19018G24KT 7SM R09R/4500VP6000FT -TSRA BKN015 OVC025CB 08/06 A2918 RMK AO2 TSB26 PRESRR OCNL LTGICCG VC SW TS VC SW MOV NE P0000 T00830061=
KPHL 231521Z 19018G24KT 7SM VCTS -RA OVC014 08/06 A2914 RMK AO2 P0000 T00830061=
KPHL 231454Z 18017KT 7SM -RA OVC014 08/06 A2917 RMK AO2 RAB15 SLP877 P0001 60001 T00830061 58033=
KPHL 231452Z 18019G23KT 7SM -RA OVC014 08/06 A2917 RMK AO2 RAB15 P0000=
KPHL 231419Z 19014KT 5SM -RA BR OVC014 08/06 A2919 RMK AO2 RAB15 P0000 T00780056=
KPHL 231415Z 18015KT 7SM -RA OVC014 08/06 A2920 RMK AO2 RAB15 P0000 T00830056=
KPHL 231354Z 19014G21KT 10SM OVC014 08/06 A2921 RMK AO2 RAB1255E17 SLP892 P0000 T00780056=
KPHL 231342Z 19016G22KT 10SM OVC015 08/06 A2922 RMK AO2 RAB1255E17 P0000 T00830056=
KPHL 231305Z 20015G23KT 7SM -RA OVC015 08/06 A2924 RMK AO2 RAB1255 P0000 T00830056 $=
KPHL 231254Z 21017G29KT 10SM BKN014 OVC023 08/06 A2925 RMK AO2 PK WND 21029/1247 RAB31E42 SLP904 P0000 T00830056 $=
KPHL 231154Z 21016G27KT 10SM BKN012 OVC018 09/07 A2927 RMK AO2 PK WND 20028/1140 SLP910 60015 70107 T00940072 10150 20094 56016 $=
KPHL 231054Z 20018G24KT 10SM BKN014 OVC020 11/09 A2928 RMK AO2 SLP914 T01060089 $=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N674NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-231
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-2214

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N674NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KPHL

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