Argentinas B737 at Ushuaia on Dec 21st 2013, lightning strike

Last Update: December 24, 2013 / 22:38:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 21, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AR-1890

Aircraft Registration
LV-BZA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

An Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737-700, registration LV-BZA performing flight AR-1890 from Buenos Aires Aeroparque,BA to Ushuaia,TF (Argentina), was on approach to Ushuaia's runway 25 about 22nm before touchdown when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 25 at 19:40L (22:40Z).

The aircraft received punctures to the fuselage and the radome, the return flight AR-1891 needed to be cancelled.

The aircraft was able to position to Buenos Aires Aeroparque as flight AR-1061 on Dec 23rd but has not yet resumed service.

Metars:
SAWH 220100Z 23031G42KT 9999 +RA FEW020 BKN030 07/05 Q0996
SAWH 220000Z 23012KT 9999 FEW025 SCT040 09/05 Q0996
SAWH 212300Z 20012G64KT 9999 SCT040 SCT100 10/07 Q0996
SAWH 212231Z 23018G64KT 9999 FEW020 SCT035 BKN080 09/06 Q0995
SAWH 212200Z 23036G64KT 5000 +RA OVC020 09/06 Q0994
SAWH 212100Z 07005KT 9999 SCT045 FEW100 14/05 Q0995
SAWH 212000Z 07008KT 9999 SCT045 FEW100 13/05 Q0996
SAWH 211800Z 23017KT 9999 BKN045 11/04 Q0996
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 21, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AR-1890

Aircraft Registration
LV-BZA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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