American A321 near St. Louis on May 4th 2024, lightning strike

Last Update: May 6, 2024 / 15:47:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 4, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2651

Aircraft Registration
N155UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N155UW performing flight AA-2651 from Charlotte,NC to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 150 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm eastsoutheast of St. Louis,MO (USA) when the crew decided to divert to St. Louis where the aircraft landed safely on runway 11 about 30 minutes later.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A LIGHTENING STRIKE DAMAGING AVIONICS, ST LOUIS, MO."

A replacement A321-200 registration N543UW reached San Francisco with a delay of about 9 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 21 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N155UW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-211
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
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
May 4, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2651

Aircraft Registration
N155UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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