Malaysia B734 near Langkawi on May 20th 2014, passenger reports engine explosion after lightning strike

Last Update: May 20, 2014 / 20:17:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2014

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A Malaysia Boeing 737-400, flight MH-1438 from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi (Malaysia), was descending through FL200 towards Langkawi when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The crew continued for a safe landing at Langkawi.

A passenger reported the left hand engine had exploded causing huge media coverage in Malaysia.

The airline stated, the aircraft received just a lightning strike, an inspection revealed no damage and the aircraft continued service afterwards.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2014

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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