Namibia A332 at Frankfurt on Dec 1st 2015, lightning strike

Last Update: December 2, 2015 / 22:02:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SW-285

Aircraft Registration
V5-ANO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Air Namibia Airbus A330-200, registration V5-ANO performing flight SW-285 (Dep Nov 30th) from Windhoek (Namibia) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was on approach to Frankfurt's runway 25L when the aircraft was struck by lightning. The crew continued for a safe landing.

The aircraft however was unable to depart for its return flight and is still on the ground in Frankfurt about 39 hours after landing.

The return flight SW-286 was cancelled.

Metars:
EDDF 010850Z 22011KT 9999 -RA FEW010 BKN014 11/09 Q1023 NOSIG
EDDF 010820Z 22010KT 9999 FEW011 OVC016 11/08 Q1023 TEMPO BKN012
EDDF 010750Z 21008KT 9999 FEW011 BKN016 11/08 Q1023 TEMPO BKN012
EDDF 010720Z 21009KT 9999 -RA BKN018 11/08 Q1022 NOSIG
EDDF 010650Z 21009KT 9999 -RA FEW019 BKN022 11/08 Q1022 NOSIG
EDDF 010620Z 21010KT 9999 -RA FEW019 BKN023 11/08 Q1021 NOSIG
EDDF 010550Z 22015KT 9999 -RA BKN023 11/08 Q1021 NOSIG
EDDF 010520Z 22017KT 9999 FEW020 BKN024 11/08 Q1020 NOSIG
EDDF 010450Z 22016KT 9999 SCT020 BKN026 11/08 Q1020 NOSIG
EDDF 010420Z 22015KT 9999 SCT018 BKN024 11/08 Q1020 NOSIG
EDDF 010350Z 21015KT 9999 -RA FEW022 BKN029 11/08 Q1019 NOSIG
EDDF 010320Z 21013KT 9999 -RA FEW022 BKN029 BKN110 11/08 Q1019 NOSIG
EDDF 010250Z 21011KT 9999 FEW022 BKN029 BKN110 11/08 Q1019 NOSIG
EDDF 010220Z 22014KT 9999 FEW022 BKN032 BKN120 12/08 Q1019 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SW-285

Aircraft Registration
V5-ANO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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