Expressjet E145 near Charleston on Sep 22nd 2014, lightning strike

Last Update: September 23, 2014 / 22:58:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Expressjet

Flight number
EV-4613

Aircraft Registration
N11107

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

An Expessjet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N11107 performing flight EV-4613/UA-4613 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Charleston,SC (USA) with 47 passengers, was descending through 13,000 feet about 50nm northwest of Charleston when the aircraft was struck by lightning taking the air conditioning out. The crew decided to divert to Columbia,SC for a safe landing about 13 minutes later.

The passengers were bussed to Charleston, the return flight was cancelled.



Metars Charleston:
KCHS 222256Z 05003KT 5SM RA BR SCT007 OVC055 21/19 A3006 RMK AO2 RAE15B32 SLP180 SCT V BKN P0002 T02110189
KCHS 222241Z 30005KT 5SM -RA BR BKN007 BKN015 OVC055 21/19 A3006 RMK AO2 RAE15B32 P0001
KCHS 222156Z 02015G22KT 5SM RA BR FEW009 BKN030 BKN060 21/19 A3002 RMK AO2 PK WND 31027/2106 RAB36 SLP163 CB DSNT E-SE P0007 T02060189
KCHS 222134Z 34013G20KT 7SM FEW009 SCT030CB OVC045 22/19 A3003 RMK AO2 PK WND 31027/2106 CB W-N-NE MOV E
KCHS 222056Z 33017G27KT 10SM BKN040CB BKN050 BKN250 24/18 A3001 RMK AO2 PK WND 32027/2054 PRESRR SLP160 CB W-N-NE MOV E T02390183 53006
KCHS 221956Z 17012KT 10SM SCT040CB SCT050 BKN250 30/20 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP139 CB NW-NE MOV E T03000200
KCHS 221856Z 19005KT 10SM FEW040 SCT080 SCT250 31/19 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP148 T03110189
KCHS 221756Z COR 19004KT 10SM FEW060 SCT120 SCT250 31/19 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP153 T03060194 10306 20222 58012
KCHS 221756Z 19004KT 10SM CLR 31/19 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP153 T03060194 10306 20222 58012

Metars Columbia:
KCAE 222256Z 00000KT 10SM OVC065 21/17 A3006 RMK AO2 RAE01 PRESRR SLP178 P0000 T02110172
KCAE 222156Z VRB04KT 10SM -RA SCT043 SCT095 BKN120 22/16 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP171 P0000 T02170161
KCAE 222056Z 14004KT 10SM -RA SCT043 BKN100 BKN120 22/16 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP166 P0001 60001 T02170156 55005
KCAE 221956Z 08005KT 10SM -RA FEW050 SCT090 BKN110 23/14 A3002 RMK AO2 RAB33 SLP163 P0000 T02280139
KCAE 221856Z 36003KT 10SM SCT045 OVC110 24/13 A3003 RMK AO2 RAE05 SLP167 P0000 T02390128
KCAE 221756Z 06004KT 10SM -RA SCT044 SCT065 OVC110 24/14 A3004 RMK AO2 RAB43 SLP170 P0000 60000 T02440139 10250 20211 56000
KCAE 221656Z 03005KT 10SM SCT050 BKN110 BKN120 24/13 A3005 RMK AO2 PRESRR SLP171 T02440128
KCAE 221556Z 06009KT 10SM SCT050 BKN110 25/12 A3004 RMK AO2 RAB01E14 SLP167 P0000 T02500117
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Expressjet

Flight number
EV-4613

Aircraft Registration
N11107

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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