Sun Country B738 at Lakeland on Jun 3rd 2023, lightning strike

Last Update: June 5, 2023 / 17:23:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 3, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SY-3008

Aircraft Registration
N5693A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
KLAL

A Sun Country Boeing 737-800 freighter, registration N5693A performing flight SY-3008 from Lakeland,FL to Minneapolis,MN (USA), was climbing out of Lakeland when the crew declared emergency reporting a cracked windshield as result of a lightning strike. The aircraft stopped the climb at about FL350 and returned to Lakeland for a safe landing on runway 10 about 50 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO CRACKED WINDSHIELD AFTER ENCOUNTERING A LIGHTNING STRIKE, LAKELAND, FL."

The aircraft is still on the ground in Lakeland about 37 hours after landing back.



Metars:
KLAL 040635Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/21 A2972 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW T02120210=
KLAL 040615Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/21 A2972 RMK AO2 T02120210=
KLAL 040555Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/21 A2972 RMK AO2 T02110209 10235 20207=
KLAL 040535Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/21 A2972 RMK AO2 T02090206=
KLAL 040515Z AUTO 12003KT 10SM CLR 21/21 A2973 RMK AO2 T02080205=
KLAL 040455Z AUTO 12003KT 10SM CLR 21/20 A2973 RMK AO2 T02110204 403080203=
KLAL 040435Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/21 A2972 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW T02120205=
KLAL 040415Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/20 A2972 RMK AO2 T02100203=
KLAL 040350Z 03005KT 10SM SKC 21/21 A2972=
KLAL 040250Z 09003KT 10SM SCK 21/21 A2973=
KLAL 040150Z 13006KT 10SM TS BKN048 21/21 A2975 RMK LTG AT AIRPORT AND DSNT NE THRU S=
KLAL 040050Z 14008KT 3SM -TSRA BKN026 22/22 A2974 RMK LTG AT AIRPORT AND DSNT NE THRU SW=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N5693A
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-84P
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
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 3, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SY-3008

Aircraft Registration
N5693A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
KLAL

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