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KLM Flight Suffers Lightning Strike Near Buenos Aires

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By George Hatcher
KLM Flight Suffers Lightning Strike Near Buenos Aires

KLM flight KL-701 suffered a lightning strike near Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 11th. The incident happened when the Boeing 777-300 plane flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was on approach to Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Eurowings Plane Returns to Cologne After Lightning Strike

Saturday, January 20, 2018
By George Hatcher
Eurowings Plane Returns to Cologne After Lightning Strike

Eurowings flight EW-34 had to return and make an emergency landing in Cologne, Germany, on January 17th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Hamburg, Germany, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Transavia Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Saturday, January 6, 2018
By George Hatcher
Transavia Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Transavia flight HV-5661 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on January 5th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Las Palmas, Spain, but had to turn back after a lightning strike. The plane landed uneventfully. All one hundred and sixty-seven people aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Istanbul due to Lightning Strike

Friday, December 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Istanbul due to Lightning Strike

Turkish Airlines flight TK-1899 suffered a lightning strike near Sabiha Gokçen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 6th. The incident happened shortly after the Boeing 737-800 plane departed for Vienna, Austria. The crew subsequently returned to Sabiha Gokçen Airport. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Transavia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Friday, December 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Transavia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Transavia flight HV-6845 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 28th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Boa Vista, Cape Verde, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Transavia Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By George Hatcher
Transavia Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Transavia flight HV-5951 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 26th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Lisbon, Portugal, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Prague-Bound Aer Lingus Plane Suffers Lightning Strike

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
By George Hatcher
Prague-Bound Aer Lingus Plane Suffers Lightning Strike

Aer Lingus flight EI-644 suffered a lightning strike near Prague, Czech Republic, on October 29th. The incident happened when the Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Dublin, Ireland, was on approach to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained uninjured. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Flight Suffers Lightning Strike

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Suffers Lightning Strike

Air New Zealand flight NZ-5755 suffered a lightning strike near Dunedin, New Zealand, on October 14th. The incident happened when the plane, flying from Christchurch, New Zealand, was descending toward Dunedin. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained uninjured. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Flight Returns to Auckland After Lightning Strike

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Returns to Auckland After Lightning Strike

Air New Zealand flight NZ-443 made an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on September 10th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Wellington, New Zealand, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Sunwing Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Monday, September 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Sunwing Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Sunwing Airlines flight OR-384 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 9th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Rhodes, Greece, but had to turn back after it was struck by lightning. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

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  • (7 of 10) A drone was sent over the mountain range to look for wreckage plus there were crews trying to reach the crash site on foot.
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