Silkair B738 near Singapore on Mar 14th 2017, lightning strike

Last Update: March 15, 2017 / 23:00:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Silkair

Flight number
MI-749

Aircraft Registration
9V-MGM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Silkair Boeing 737-800, registration 9V-MGM performing flight MI-749 from Phuket (Thailand) to Singapore (Singapore), was descending towards Singapore when the aircraft received a lightning strike. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Singapore's runway 20R.

A passenger reported that the aircraft was descending through dense clouds when there was a sudden bang associated with a bright purple/white flash. A short time later the captain announced they had just received a lightning strike, but there was nothing to worry about, the aircraft was protected against such lightning strike. The aircraft landed safely about 15 minutes later.

The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule however and is still on the ground in Singapore 43 hours after landing.

Metars:
WSSS 140500Z 21004KT 170V250 9999 FEW012 SCT015 26/23 Q1013 NOSIG=
WSSS 140430Z 21006KT 170V250 9999 -RA FEW012 SCT015 BKN170 26/23 Q1014 NOSIG=
WSSS 140400Z 22004KT 180V280 9999 -RA FEW015 BKN170 26/23 Q1014 NOSIG=
WSSS 140330Z 23004KT 160V320 9999 FEW016 FEW018TCU SCT140 BKN180 26/23 Q1015 NOSIG=
WSSS 140300Z 21005KT 180V280 9999 FEW018CB SCT025 BKN180 25/22 Q1015 NOSIG=
WSSS 140230Z 21008KT 180V260 7000 -SHRA FEW014 FEW017TCU FEW018CB SCT025 BKN160 25/22 Q1015 RETS NOSIG=
WSSS 140200Z 21005KT 180V260 4500 -TSRA FEW012 FEW016CB SCT017TCU BKN160 25/22 Q1015 TEMPO TL0300 TSRA BECMG FM0315 TL0325 6000 NSW=
WSSS 140130Z 18007KT 120V230 9000 4000S -TSRA FEW012 FEW016CB SCT017TCU 26/22 Q1014 TEMPO TL0230 3000 TSRA BECMG FM0230 TL0245 NSW=
WSSS 140100Z 06004KT 010V100 8000 VCSH FEW014 FEW017TCU FEW020CB SCT300 28/25 Q1013 TEMPO FM0120 TL0145 3000 TSRA=
WSSS 140030Z 06004KT 8000 FEW016 FEW018TCU SCT300 27/24 Q1013 TEMPO FM0115 TL0215 3000 TSRA FEW012CB=
WSSS 140000Z 09004KT 070V140 8000 FEW016 SCT040 BKN300 27/24 Q1013 TEMPO FM0100 TL0200 3000 TSRA FEW012CB=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Silkair

Flight number
MI-749

Aircraft Registration
9V-MGM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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