Easyjet A319 near Barcelona on Jul 25th 2014, lightning strike

Last Update: July 26, 2014 / 16:28:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 25, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-6025

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-EZFD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LEBL

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZFD performing flight U2-6025 from Bristol,EN (UK) to Barcelona,SP (Spain) with 154 passengers, was on approach to Barcelona when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The crew decided to divert to Reus,SP (Spain) where the aircraft landed safely.

The incident aircraft is still on the ground in Reus about 32 hours after landing.

The airline reported that the aircraft diverted to Reus due to thunderstorms at Barcelona. During the descent the aircraft was struck by lighting, the aircraft is designed to withstand lightning, the safety of the flight was not compromised.

Metars:
LEBL 251000Z 05006KT 010V090 9999 FEW020 FEW040CB SCT050 25/18 Q1013 NOSIG
LEBL 250930Z 05006KT 020V080 9999 FEW013 FEW040CB SCT050 26/19 Q1013 NOSIG
LEBL 250900Z 07006KT 040V100 9999 FEW025TCU SCT050 26/20 Q1013 RERA NOSIG
LEBL 250830Z 04006KT 320V080 9999 RA FEW025TCU SCT050 25/19 Q1012 NOSIG
LEBL 250800Z 36004KT 260V040 9999 FEW025TCU SCT050 24/18 Q1012 NOSIG
LEBL 250730Z 36004KT 9999 FEW025TCU SCT040 23/17 Q1012 RERA NOSIG
LEBL 250700Z 35008KT 280V030 9999 -RA FEW025CB SCT035 23/17 Q1012 NOSIG
LEBL 250630Z 31004KT 250V350 9999 VCTS FEW025CB SCT045 24/15 Q1012 NOSIG
LEBL 250646Z 34007KT 300V010 9999 RA FEW025CB SCT035 24/16 Q1012 NOSIG
LEBL 250600Z 31005KT 9999 FEW025 SCT045TCU 24/15 Q1011 NOSIG
LEBL 250530Z 36003KT 300V040 9999 FEW030 23/15 Q1011 NOSIG
LEBL 250500Z 33007KT 9999 FEW020 23/15 Q1011 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 25, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-6025

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-EZFD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LEBL

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