Finnair A319 at Helsinki on May 1st 2014, lightning strike

Last Update: May 2, 2014 / 21:51:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 1, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-557

Destination
Ivalo, Finland

Aircraft Registration
OH-LVD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
EFHK

A Finnair Airbus A319-100, registration OH-LVD performing flight AY-557 from Helsinki to Ivalo (Finland) with 72 passengers, was climbing out of Helsinki when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 due to a lightning strike to the right hand wing and returned to Helsinki for a safe landing on runway 04R about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration OH-LVC reached Ivalo with a delay of 90 minutes.

The incident aircraft resumed service the following day after about 18 hours on the ground.

Metars:
EFHK 011050Z 36007KT 9000 -SHRA FEW008 BKN012 BKN030CB 03/01 Q1004 TEMPO 7000 BKN015
EFHK 011020Z 36011KT 9999 -SHRA FEW010 BKN030CB 03/01 Q1004 RETSRA TEMPO 6000 SHRA
EFHK 010950Z 02010KT 4000N -TSRA -SHGS FEW010 BKN030CB 03/02 Q1004 BECMG 9999 NSW
EFHK 010920Z 35008KT 9999 -SHRA FEW009 BKN030CB BKN070 03/01 Q1004 RETSRA TEMPO TL1030 TSRA
EFHK 010850Z 04011KT 350V070 7000 TSRA FEW010 BKN025CB BKN070 05/01 Q1003 BECMG 9999 NSW
EFHK 010820Z 02010KT 9999 -SHRA FEW020CB SCT045 BKN070 06/M00 Q1003 TEMPO SHRA
EFHK 010750Z 02010KT 9999 FEW015 BKN070 06/00 Q1003 NOSIG
EFHK 010720Z 05010KT 9999 FEW012 BKN070 06/00 Q1004 NOSIG
EFHK 010650Z 04009KT 9999 FEW012 BKN070 05/M00 Q1004 NOSIG
EFHK 010620Z 04008KT 9999 FEW012 BKN075 04/M01 Q1004 NOSIG
EFHK 010550Z 06009KT CAVOK 04/M01 Q1004 NOSIG
EFHK 010520Z 06008KT CAVOK 03/M02 Q1004 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 1, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-557

Destination
Ivalo, Finland

Aircraft Registration
OH-LVD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
EFHK

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