Easyjet A320 at Manchester on May 12th 2024, lightning strike

Last Update: May 13, 2024 / 20:02:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 12, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2179

Aircraft Registration
G-EZPD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZPD performing flight U2-2179 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was in the initial climb out of Manchester's runway 23R when the aircraft sustained a lightning strike. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the flight to Amsterdam where the aircraft landed safely on runway 18R about 50 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 24 hours after landing.

A passenger reported the aircraft sustained a lightning strike in the initial climb out of Manchester. About 5 minutes later the captain announced that all indications were normal and they would continue to Amsterdam. The return flight to Manchester was cancelled.

Metars:
COR EGCC 122120Z AUTO 08003KT 9999 //////CB 15/15 Q1008 NOSIG=
COR EGCC 122050Z AUTO 05006KT 9999 //////CB 16/15 Q1008 NOSIG=
COR EGCC 122020Z AUTO 08005KT 040V110 9999 //////TCU 16/15 Q1008 NOSIG=
COR EGCC 121950Z AUTO 05003KT 020V090 9999 //////CB 16/14 Q1009 TEMPO SHRA=
COR EGCC 121920Z AUTO VRB02KT 9999 -RA FEW030/// //////CB 16/14 Q1009 RETS RESHGR RESHRA TEMPO SHRA=
COR EGCC 121850Z 21008KT 180V250 2200 TS SHRA FEW029CB BKN034 17/15 Q1010 RETS RESHRA TEMPO +TSRAGR=
COR EGCC 121820Z 07003KT 9999 VCTS SCT048TCU 18/15 Q1008 RETS RESHRA TEMPO 2000 +TSRAGR=
COR EGCC 121750Z VRB02KT 4500 TS SHRA SCT027CB BKN049 18/14 Q1009 RETS RESHRA TEMPO 2000 +TSRAGR=
COR EGCC 121720Z 22007KT 170V240 8000 3500SW R23L/1400D TS -SHRA SCT049CB 21/14 Q1008 RETS TEMPO 2000 +TSRAGR=
COR EGCC 121650Z VRB04KT 9999 SCT049TCU 24/12 Q1008 TEMPO 4000 +SHRA=
COR EGCC 121620Z VRB05KT 9999 FEW049TCU 24/12 Q1009 TEMPO 4000 +SHRA=
COR EGCC 121550Z VRB05KT 9999 FEW048TCU 24/12 Q1009 TEMPO 4000 +SHRA=
COR EGCC 121520Z AUTO VRB04KT 9999 NCD 24/13 Q1009 TEMPO 4000 +SHRA=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 12, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2179

Aircraft Registration
G-EZPD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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