Expressjet E145 at Louisville on May 16th 2014, lightning strike

Last Update: May 20, 2014 / 21:06:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Expressjet

Flight number
EV-4487

Aircraft Registration
N16981

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

Airport ICAO Code
KSDF

An Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N16981 performing flight EV-4487 from Houston,TX to Louisville,KY (USA), was on final approach to Louisville's runway 35L when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The crew continued for a safe landing on the runway.

The FAA reported the aircraft received minor damage as result of the lightning strike on final approach.

The aircraft remained on the ground throughout May 17th and resumed service on May 18th.

Metars:
KSDF 161656Z 27006KT 10SM FEW027 SCT060 SCT100 14/04 A3001 RMK AO2 PK WND 30027/1611 WSHFT 1608 RAB21E43 SLP162 P0000 T01440044
KSDF 161628Z 28011KT 10SM -RA FEW018 BKN050 OVC085 12/03 A3002 RMK AO2 PK WND 30027/1611 WSHFT 1608 RAB21 P0000 T01220028
KSDF 161556Z 21008KT 10SM FEW036 FEW070 SCT090 14/07 A3001 RMK AO2 RAB15E29 SLP163 P0000 T01390067
KSDF 161456Z 30006KT 10SM SCT025 SCT032 BKN055 13/07 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP165 T01330072 50003
KSDF 161356Z 28009KT 10SM FEW019 BKN060 BKN090 12/08 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP168 T01170078
KSDF 161256Z COR 27008KT 9SM FEW010 BKN090 BKN250 11/09 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 T01060089
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Expressjet

Flight number
EV-4487

Aircraft Registration
N16981

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

Airport ICAO Code
KSDF

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