TAROM A318 near Istanbul on Jan 12th 2013, lightning strike
Last Update: January 13, 2013 / 16:25:04 GMT/Zulu time
The return flight RO-264 was cancelled.
The incident aircraft however departed Istanbul as flight RO-264 on Jan 13th at 01:40L (Jan 12th 23:40Z) and reached Bucharest with a delay of 6.5 hours, but remained on the ground thereafter so far.
The airline confirmed the return flight was cancelled because the aircraft was struck by lightning while descending towards Istanbul and received minor damage. The 82 passengers booked onto the return flight were rebooked onto other flights, some on the same day, others were taken to hotels and rebooked onto other flights the following day.
This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.
Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.
A TAROM Airbus A318-100, registration YR-ASC performing flight RO-7681 from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Hurghada (Egypt), in the initial climb out…
A TAROM Avions De Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration YR-ATJ performing flight RO-630 from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 43…
A TAROM Boeing 737-800, registration YR-BGL performing flight RO-362 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 76 passengers…
A TAROM Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration YR-ATK performing flight RO-702 from Iasi to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 68…
A TAROM Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration YR-ATI performing flight RO-717 from Bucharest Otopeni to Iasi (Romania) with 34…
A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUUK performing flight BA-670 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Bodrum (Turkey), was enroute at FL350…
An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EVK performing flight EK-430 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Brisbane,QL (Australia), departed…
Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.Pick your plan and subscribe
A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.
ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.
Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5243 existing subscribers.
Popular aircraftAirbus A320
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlinesAmerican Airlines