Gulf A332 at Lahore on Mar 1st 2015, lightning strike

Last Update: March 3, 2015 / 08:39:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Gulf Air

Flight number
GF-766

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
A9C-KD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Gulf Air Airbus A330-200, registration A9C-KD performing flight GF-766 from Bahrain (Bahrain) to Lahore (Pakistan) with 214 passengers, was descending through 4600 feet towards Lahore when the crew aborted the approach after receiving a lightning strike and after entering a hold decided to divert to Delhi (India). The aircraft climbed to FL250 and landed on Delhi's runway 10 about 90 minutes later.

Pakistan's and India's media report the mainly Pakistani passengers remained stranded in Delhi prompting Pakistan's Prime Minister to instruct Pakistan International Airlines to dispatch a replacement aircraft to bring those passengers home, the plan was rejected by Gulf Air and Authorities in India however.

Gulf Air reported maintenance staff have arrived on site, the aircraft is estimated to depart on Mar 3rd at 4am about 29 hours after landing, that estimated time however has already passed with A9C-KD still on the ground in Delhi.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart Delhi on Mar 3rd 2015 at 10:00L and reached Lahore with a delay of 39.5 hours.

Metars Lahore:
OPLA 011955Z 14012KT 4000 TSRA FEW030CB SCT040 BKN100 13/13 Q1008/A29.77 TEMPO 33035KT 1500=
OPLA 011925Z 16009KT 3000 -TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1007=
OPLA 011855Z 23015KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1007/A29.74 TEMPO 33035KT 1500=
OPLA 011825Z 14020KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1006=
OPLA 011755Z 15006KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1007/A29.75 TEMPO 33030KT 1500=
OPLA 011725Z 14018KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1009=
OPLA 011655Z 09008KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1008/A29.78 TEMPO 33030KT 1500=
OPLA 011625Z 07008KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1009=
OPLA 011555Z 06006KT 3000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 13/13 Q1008/A29.78 TEMPO 33030KT 1500=
OPLA 011525Z 08008KT 4000 TSRA FEW030CB BKN040 OVC100 14/12 Q1009 TEMPO 33030KT 1500=
OPLA 011455Z 07010KT 4000 -RA BKN040 OVC100 14/12 Q1009 TEMPO 33030KT 1500 TSRA FEW030CB A29.79=
OPLA 011430Z 09008KT 4000 -RA BKN040 OVC100 14/12 Q1009=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Gulf Air

Flight number
GF-766

Destination
Lahore, Pakistan

Aircraft Registration
A9C-KD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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