Martin B744 at Amsterdam on Oct 31st 2023, lightning strike causes digital malfunctions

Last Update: November 1, 2023 / 14:26:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 31, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Martinair

Flight number
MP-8321

Aircraft Registration
PH-CKB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
EHAM

A Martinair Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration PH-CKB performing flight MP-8321 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was climbing out of Amsterdam's runway 24 when the aircraft received a lightning strike. The crew initially continued the climb to cruise FL310 but subsequently decided to return to Amsterdam advising they had a number of digital malfunctions requiring checklist work and had observed some electrical odour on board. The aircraft dumped fuel and landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 18R about 2 hours after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 15 hours after landing.

Metars:
EHAM 010025Z 13005KT 9999 FEW006 SCT009 11/10 Q1002 NOSIG=
EHAM 312355Z 18004KT 140V220 9999 SCT009 FEW018CB 11/10 Q1003 RESHRA NOSIG=
EHAM 312325Z 19008KT 8000 -SHRA SCT012 FEW018CB 11/10 Q1003 NOSIG=
EHAM 312255Z 19014KT 4000 SHRA FEW007 FEW018CB BKN025 11/11 Q1003 BECMG 9999 NSW=
EHAM 312225Z 19011KT 9999 -SHRA FEW018CB SCT026 10/09 Q1003 TEMPO 6000 SHRA=
EHAM 312155Z 17012KT 9999 FEW018CB 11/08 Q1002 TEMPO 4000 TSRA=
EHAM 312125Z 19011KT 9999 FEW018CB 10/09 Q1002 TEMPO 6000 SHRA=
EHAM 312055Z 21010KT 170V250 9999 -SHRA FEW018CB 11/09 Q1002 TEMPO 6000 SHRA=
EHAM 312025Z 17007KT 140V200 9999 -SHRA FEW007 FEW018CB 11/10 Q1002 TEMPO 21015KT 3500 TSRA=
EHAM 311955Z 14008KT 7000 FEW006 BKN009 BKN012 FEW018CB 11/10 Q1003 TEMPO 21015KT 3500 SHRA=
EHAM 311925Z 13007KT 7000 -SHRA BKN016 FEW018CB 10/10 Q1003 TEMPO 21015KT 2500 +SHRA=
COR EHAM 311855Z 14007KT 9999 FEW017 10/10 Q1003 TEMPO FM1930 21015KT 2500 +SHRA SCT018CB=
EHAM 311825Z 14005KT 9999 FEW017 10/10 Q1003 NOSIG=
EHAM 311755Z 16006KT 9999 FEW007 10/09 Q1003 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-CKB
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
747-400F
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Engine Type
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 31, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Martinair

Flight number
MP-8321

Aircraft Registration
PH-CKB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
EHAM

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