ANZ B789 at Perth on Nov 27th 2014, lightning strike

Last Update: November 29, 2014 / 17:36:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 27, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-175

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
ZK-NZE

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
YPPH

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-900, registration ZK-NZE performing flight NZ-175 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Perth,WA (Australia), was descending towards Perth when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Perth's runway 24 at 16:35L (08:35Z) and taxied to the apron with the crew maintaining routine communication at all times.

A post flight inspection revealed scorch marks on the fuselage, the aircraft was unable to depart for its return flight NZ-176, which was cancelled.

The aircraft was able to depart Perth on Nov 29th following the arrival of spare parts and repairs and positioned to Auckland as flight NZ-6014.

Metars:
YPPH 271000Z 11005KT 9999 FEW045 25/17 Q1008 NOSIG
YPPH 270930Z 11005KT 9999 FEW045 25/17 Q1008
YPPH 270900Z 14009KT 9999 FEW045 25/16 Q1008 NOSIG
YPPH 270830Z 15014KT 9999 FEW045 24/17 Q1009
YPPH 270800Z 16014KT 9999 FEW045 24/18 Q1009 NOSIG
YPPH 270730Z 18014KT 9999 FEW028 SCT045 23/19 Q1010
YPPH 270700Z 19013KT 9999 6000E -SHRA FEW023 SCT045 BKN093 21/19 Q1010 FM0700 19010KT 9999 FEW030
YPPH 270630Z 21010KT 7000 TSRA FEW028 SCT045CB BKN067 23/19 Q1011 FM0700 30007KT 9999 FEW030 INTER 0630/0730 VRB25G45KT 4000 TSRA SCT060 FEW100CB
YPPH 270616Z 21010KT 9999 -TSRA FEW028 SCT045CB BKN096 23/17 Q1010 FM0700 30007KT 9999 FEW030 INTER 0616/0800 VRB25G45KT 4000 TSRA SCT060 FEW100CB
YPPH 270600Z 21010KT 9999 -SHRA FEW019 BKN093 BKN240 24/18 Q1010 INTER 0600/0800 VRB25G45KT 4000 TSRA SCT060 FEW100CB
YPPH 270530Z 20011KT 9999 -TSRA FEW029 BKN094 BKN240 FEW045CB 26/17 Q1010 INTER0530/0830 VRB25G45KT 4000 TSRA SCT060 FEW100CB
YPPH 270500Z 18013KT CAVOK 26/17 Q1010 INTER 0600/0800 VRB25G45KT 4000 TSRA SCT060 FEW100CB
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 27, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-175

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
ZK-NZE

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
YPPH

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