Air Canada B788 at Tel Aviv on Oct 25th 2015, lightning strike

Last Update: October 26, 2015 / 23:20:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 25, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-84

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
C-GHPV

ICAO Type Designator
B788

Airport ICAO Code
LLBG

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPV performing flight AC-84 (dep Oct 24th 2015) from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 246 passengers and 11 crew, was on approach to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport in bad weather when the aircraft received a lightning strike prompting the crew to abort the approach at about 3500 feet and divert to Paphos (Cyprus). The aircraft climbed to FL260 enroute to Cyprus and landed safely in Paphos about 50 minutes after aborting the approach to Tel Aviv.

A first examination revealed evidence of a lightning strike requiring further examinations.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Paphos about 39 hours after landing.

A passenger reported that the aircraft received damage to the left wingtip. The passenger heard flight attendants discussing that at the time of the lightning strike on the turbulent approach to Tel Aviv the rear door alarms activated and required a reset, following the lightning strike the rear lavatories flushed randomly.

A replacement Boeing 787-800 registration C-GHPY was dispatched to Paphos as flight AC-2084, continued the flight to Tel Aviv and delivered the passengers to their destination with a delay of 31 hours.

Metars:
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LLBG 250850Z 05017KT 9999 -RA SCT025 20/17 Q1013 TEMPO VRB15G25KT 5000 TSRA FEW020CB BKN040 RMK BKN090
LLBG 250835Z 05012KT 9999 -RA FEW015 SCT025 20/18 Q1013 RERA TEMPO VRB15G25KT 5000 TSRA FEW020CB BKN040 RMK BKN090
LLBG 250820Z 36014KT 3000 RA FEW017 SCT025 20/18 Q1013 TEMPO VRB15G30KT 1000 +TSRAGR SCT020CB OVC050 RMK OVC090 WIND RWY30 TDZ 350/22G32KT
LLBG 250805Z 35007G19KT 9000 -RA VCTS FEW///CB SCT050 21/17 Q1013 TEMPO VRB15G30KT 1000 +TSRAGR SCT020CB OVC050 RMK CB OBS S OF AD OVC090
LLBG 250750Z 34009G19KT 9000 FEW012 SCT020 20/17 Q1013 TEMPO VRB15G30KT 1000 +TSRAGR SCT020CB OVC050 RMK OVC100 RERA
LLBG 250735Z 32010G20KT 1000 R08/P2000 R26/P2000 R30/P2000 -RA FEW015 BKN020 21/18 Q1013 TEMPO VRB30G60KT +TSRAGR SCT020CB OVC050 RMK OVC100
LLBG 250720Z 31012KT 9000 SCT050 27/17 Q1012 TEMPO VRB30G60KT 1000 +TSRAGR SCT020CB OVC050 RMK BKN100
LLBG 250650Z 34013KT 9000 NSC 27/15 Q1010 TEMPO VRB20G40KT 3000 +TSRAGR SCT020CB OVC050 RMK BKN100
LLBG 250620Z 01005KT CAVOK 26/15 Q1009 NOSIG RMK SCT100
LLBG 250550Z 05005KT CAVOK 24/16 Q1009 NOSIG RMK FEW100
LLBG 250520Z VRB02KT CAVOK 23/16 Q1009 NOSIG RMK FEW100
LLBG 250450Z VRB02KT CAVOK 22/16 Q1009 NOSIG RMK FEW150
LLBG 250420Z 10004KT CAVOK 20/15 Q1009 NOSIG
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 25, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-84

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
C-GHPV

ICAO Type Designator
B788

Airport ICAO Code
LLBG

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