Qantas B738 at Kalgoorlie on May 13th 2012, lightning strike

Last Update: May 14, 2012 / 21:02:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2012

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1064

Aircraft Registration
VH-VXC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-VXC performing flight QF-1064 from Perth,WA to Kalgoorlie,WA (Australia), was on approach to Kalgoorlie (about 300nm east of Perth) when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The crew decided to abort the approach and returned to Perth for a safe landing 110 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VH-VZM reached Kalgoorlie with a delay of 4:45 hours.

The airline said there was no maintenance support in Kalgoorlie, hence the aircraft returned to Perth for the required checks.

Metars:
YPKG 131200Z AUTO 22012KT 9999 // SCT067 OVC089 21/07 Q1021
YPKG 131154Z AUTO 08004KT 9999 // SCT067 SCT078 OVC091 22/05 Q1020
YPKG 131130Z AUTO 05011KT 9999 // SCT079 SCT100 23/03 Q1018
YPKG 131100Z AUTO 06011KT 9999 // NCD 23/03 Q1017
YPKG 131030Z AUTO 05009KT 9999 // NCD 23/03 Q1017
YPKG 131000Z AUTO 05008KT 9999 // NCD 23/03 Q1017
YPKG 130930Z AUTO 06007KT 9999 // NCD 23/04 Q1017
YPKG 130900Z AUTO 06009KT 9999 // NCD 24/04 Q1017
YPKG 130830Z AUTO 05009KT 9999 // NCD 25/04 Q1017
YPKG 130800Z AUTO 05010KT 9999 // SCT115 26/03 Q1017
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2012

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1064

Aircraft Registration
VH-VXC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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