Delta B738 at New York on Apr 23rd 2023, lightning strike

Last Update: April 28, 2023 / 20:46:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-838

Aircraft Registration
N388DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N388DA performing flight DL-838 from Salt Lake City,UT to New York JFK,NY (USA), was descending towards New York when the aicraft was struck by lightning. The aircraft cotninued for a safe landing on JFK's runway 22L.

A passenger reported the aircraft had been diverted to Salt Lake City on their flight from San Diego,CA (USA) to JFK for a crew change. On approach to JFK the aircraft was hit by lightning with a loud bang being heard and flames shooting out of the right hand engine (CFM56). The aircraft continued for a normal landing, no emergency services around. The passengers were told it had been a lightning strike.

The aircraft remained on the ground in JFK for about 32.5 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N388DA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-832
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-838

Aircraft Registration
N388DA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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