Wizz A321 near Warsaw on Apr 25th 2017, lightning strike

Last Update: April 26, 2017 / 22:21:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-1381

Aircraft Registration
HA-LXN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Wizzair Airbus A321-200, registration HA-LXN performing flight W6-1381 from Warsaw (Poland) to Brussels Charleroi (Belgium) with 220 people on board, was climbing out of Warsaw when the crew stopped the climb at about FL290 following a lightning strike and decided to return to Warsaw. The aircraft landed safely on Warsaw's runway 29 about 45 minutes after departure.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 29 hours after landing back.

The rotation was cancelled. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Metars:
EPWA 251900Z 31009KT CAVOK 11/07 Q1005 NOSIG=
EPWA 251830Z 28004KT CAVOK 09/07 Q1005 NOSIG=
EPWA 251800Z 26007KT 9999 FEW018 FEW046CB 11/08 Q1004 RETS NOSIG=
EPWA 251730Z 26019G31KT 8000 -TSRA FEW018 BKN046CB 12/09 Q1005 BECMG NSW=
EPWA 251700Z 25011KT 210V300 9999 FEW056CB 15/06 Q1003 TEMPO 3000 TSRA=
EPWA 251630Z 23010KT 9999 FEW060CB 16/04 Q1003 NOSIG=
EPWA 251600Z 22013KT CAVOK 17/04 Q1003 TEMPO SHRA=
EPWA 251530Z 23015KT CAVOK 17/04 Q1003 NOSIG=
EPWA 251500Z 23017KT CAVOK 17/03 Q1003 NOSIG=
EPWA 251430Z 24020KT CAVOK 18/02 Q1003 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 25, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W6-1381

Aircraft Registration
HA-LXN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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