Creebec DH8A near Val d'Or on Jul 20th 2017, lightning strike

Last Update: July 27, 2017 / 20:45:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
YN-236

Destination
Val d'Or, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDWO

ICAO Type Designator
DH8A

An Air Creebec de Havilland Dash 8-100, registration C-FDWO performing flight YN-236 from Chisasibi,QC to Val d'Or,QC (Canada) with 12 passengers and 3 crew, was descending towards Val d'Or when the aircraft received a lightning strike at about 8000 feet, the right hand generator went offline. The crew worked the related checklists and reset the generator, then continued the approach to Val d'Or for a safe landing.

The Canadian TSB reported a postflight inspection of the aircraft revealed substantial damage to right hand aileron and right hand wing tip. In addition maintenance replaced the transformer/rectifier #2 and repaired the tail cone. The occurrence was rated an accident, no investigation was opened however.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
YN-236

Destination
Val d'Or, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDWO

ICAO Type Designator
DH8A

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