Spirit A20N at Milwaukee on Feb 8th 2024, lightning strike

Last Update: February 9, 2024 / 16:42:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-509

Aircraft Registration
N957NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

Airport ICAO Code
KMKE

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration N957NK performing flight NK-509 from Las Vegas,NV to Milwaukee,WI (USA), was on approach to Milwaukee when the aircraft sustained a lightning strike prompting the crew to divert to Chicago O'Hare for a safe landing on runway 28C about 40 minutes later.

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

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND THREE LOCATIONS WHERE PAINT WAS DELAMINATED OR MISSING AFT OF THE RADOME, CHICAGO, IL."



Metars:
KMKE 090352Z 20015G23KT 10SM BKN110 12/08 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 20036/0257 SLP015 T01220078=
KMKE 090252Z 20021G32KT 10SM FEW033 SCT075 OVC110 13/07 A2956 RMK AO2 PK WND 19032/0252 WSHFT 0139 LTG DSNT N AND NE SLP013 60004 T01280072 55004=
KMKE 090159Z 18013G25KT 10SM SCT041 BKN060 13/06 A2955 RMK AO2 WSHFT 0139 LTG DSNT ALQDS T01280061=
KMKE 090152Z 19014G25KT 10SM FEW041 SCT060 13/06 A2956 RMK AO2 WSHFT 0132 LTG DSNT W-NE RAB04E39 TSB11E48 SLP011 P0004 T01330061=
KMKE 090148Z 20017G25KT 10SM FEW041 SCT060 SCT070 13/06 A2956 RMK AO2 WSHFT 0132 LTG DSNT W-NE RAB04E39 TSB11E48 P0004=
KMKE 090117Z 21006KT 7SM -TSRA BKN060CB OVC110 12/08 A2955 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W-N RAB04 TSB11 FRQ LTGCGIC SW-NW TS SW-NW MOV NE P0003 T01220078=
KMKE 090052Z 19012G21KT 10SM FEW026 BKN180 OVC240 13/08 A2955 RMK AO2 PK WND 17026/0019 LTG DSNT SW AND W SLP010 T01280078=
KMKE 082352Z 18012G21KT 10SM FEW029 BKN210 13/08 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 20027/2306 SLP018 T01280078 10150 20128 58007=
KMKE 082324Z 18012G22KT 10SM SCT029 SCT200 13/07 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 20027/2306 T01280072=
KMKE 082252Z 20015G25KT 10SM BKN029 BKN050 13/07 A2959 RMK AO2 PK WND 20030/2157 SLP024 T01280072=
KMKE 082216Z 19020G29KT 10SM BKN027 BKN050 13/07 A2959 RMK AO2 PK WND 20030/2157 T01330072=
KMKE 082152Z 18023G32KT 10SM BKN050 13/07 A2959 RMK AO2 PK WND 19039/2057 SLP022 T01330067=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N957NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-271N
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A20N
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
Feb 8, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-509

Aircraft Registration
N957NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

Airport ICAO Code
KMKE

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