Alaska B738 at Los Angeles on Jul 18th 2015, lightning strike

Last Update: July 19, 2015 / 18:37:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 18, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-6

Aircraft Registration
N557AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N557AS performing flight AS-6 from Los Angeles,CA to Washington National,DC (USA) with 159 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Los Angeles' runway 25R when the aircraft was struck by lightning, stopped the climb at FL200 with the crew reporting there were no system malfunctions and returned to Los Angeles for a safe landing about 30 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 18 hours then positioned to Seattle as flight AS-9816.

The airline reported the crew returned to Los Angeles as precaution after the crew felt the aircraft had been struck by lightning.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N557AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-890
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 18, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-6

Aircraft Registration
N557AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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