Finnair AT72 near St. Petersburg on Apr 8th 2016, lightning strike

Last Update: April 9, 2016 / 21:42:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-165

Aircraft Registration
OH-ATL

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
ULLI

A Finnair Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration OH-ATL performing flight AY-165 from Helsinki (Finland) to Saint Petersburg (Russia), was descending towards Saint Petersburg when the crew stopped the descent at 6500 feet due a lightning strike and resulting electrical problems, climbed the aircraft to FL180 and returned to Helsinki for a safe landing about 90 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported the cabin lights and reading lights suddenly extinguished. The captain subsequently announced a problem with the right hand engine.

Russian Media reported the crew shut the right hand engine down at about 2000 meters while on approach to Saint Petersburg and returned to Helsinki.

The airline reported the aircraft received a lightning strike on approach to St. Petersburg and returned to Helsinki.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 36 hours after landing.

Metars:
ULLI 080900Z 20002MPS 160V230 9999 -SHRA SCT009 BKN026CB OVC046 04/03 Q1009 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080830Z 20004MPS 9000 -SHRA SCT009 BKN016CB OVC026 04/03 Q1009 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080800Z 27006G12MPS 240V300 5000 2100SE -TSRA SCT010 BKN016CB OVC030 05/02 Q1009 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080730Z 28003MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN032CB OVC045 07/01 Q1008 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080700Z 25003MPS 220V280 9999 SCT028CB OVC045 08/02 Q1008 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080630Z 25002MPS 190V310 9999 SCT028CB OVC048 08/03 Q1008 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080600Z 25003MPS 220V280 9999 -SHRA BKN028CB OVC046 07/02 Q1008 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080530Z 24004MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN027CB OVC046 07/02 Q1008 R88/290050 NOSIG
ULLI 080500Z 22002MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN025CB OVC046 07/03 Q1008 R88/090070 NOSIG
ULLI 080430Z VRB01MPS 9999 SCT026CB BKN046 07/03 Q1008 R28L/090070 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-165

Aircraft Registration
OH-ATL

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
ULLI

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