KLM A332 near Bahrain on Apr 14th 2016, lightning strike

Last Update: April 15, 2016 / 21:31:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-435

Departure
Doha, Qatar

Destination
Bahrain, Bahrain

Aircraft Registration
PH-AON

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A KLM Airbus A330-200, registration PH-AON performing flight KL-435 from Doha (Qatar) to Bahrain (Bahrain) with 124 people on board, received a lightning strike enroute but continued to Bahrain for a safe landing about 30 minutes after departure from Doha.

The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule, flight KL-436 to Amsterdam, the flight was cancelled.

The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Bahrain about 28 hours after landing.

Metars Doha:
OTBD 141900Z 04009KT 9999 FEW035 FEW040CB SCT120 25/17 Q1007 RETS NOSIG
OTBD 141800Z 03011KT 9999 -TSRA FEW030 FEW035CB SCT120 24/17 Q1008 NOSIG
OTBD 141700Z 07008KT 9999 FEW035 FEW040CB SCT120 27/18 Q1007 NOSIG
OTBD 141600Z 08011KT 9999 FEW040 SCT220 27/17 Q1007 NOSIG
OTBD 141530Z 08011KT 9999 FEW040 SCT220 27/19 Q1006 NOSIG
OTBD 141500Z 07011KT 9999 FEW040 SCT220 27/18 Q1006 NOSIG
OTBD 141430Z 07012KT 9999 FEW040 SCT220 27/17 Q1007 NOSIG
OTBD 141400Z 09011KT 9999 FEW040 SCT220 27/19 Q1007 NOSIG

Metars Bahrain:
OBBI 141900Z 14006KT CAVOK 26/19 Q1007 NOSIG
OBBI 141800Z 12011KT CAVOK 25/20 Q1007 NOSIG
OBBI 141700Z 15010KT 120V180 CAVOK 26/20 Q1007 RETS NOSIG
OBBI 141600Z 10009KT 070V130 9999 -TSRA SCT050CB 27/20 Q1006 TEMPO 21025G35KT 4000
OBBI 141500Z 13016KT 9000 SCT050CB 28/19 Q1005 TEMPO 21025G35KT 4000 TSRA
OBBI 141400Z 11017KT 7000 SCT050CB 29/21 Q1005 TEMPO 21025G35KT 4000 -TSRA
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-435

Departure
Doha, Qatar

Destination
Bahrain, Bahrain

Aircraft Registration
PH-AON

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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