Hong Kong Express B738 at Hong Kong on Apr 19th 2012, suspected lightning strike

Last Update: April 19, 2012 / 18:00:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 19, 2012

Flight number
UO-162

Destination
Shalu, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
B-KBU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Hong Kong Express Boeing 737-800, registration B-KBU performing flight UO-162 from Hong Kong (China) to Shalu (Taiwan) with 129 people on board, was climbing out of Hong Kong's runway 07R a few minutes after departure when the crew reported they suspected the aircraft had been hit by lightning. The aircraft entered a holding to burn off fuel and returned to Hong Kong for a safe landing on runway 07L about one hour after departure.

The aircraft was able to depart again after about 2.5 hours on the ground and reached Shalu with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 19, 2012

Flight number
UO-162

Destination
Shalu, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
B-KBU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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