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Wizz Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Warsaw

Thursday, April 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Wizz Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Warsaw

Wizz Air flight W6-1381 made an emergency landing in Warsaw, Poland, on April 25th. The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Charleroi, Belgium, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed safely. All 220 people aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

THY Turkish Airlines Plane Returns to Turkey after Lightning Strike

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By George Hatcher
THY Turkish Airlines Plane Returns to Turkey after Lightning Strike

THY Turkish Airlines flight TK-537 had to return and make an emergency landing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey, on April 17. The Boeing 737-900 flying to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, had to return due to a lightning strike. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Atlantic Flight Returns to Gatwick Airport After Suspected Lightning Strike

Friday, March 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Atlantic Flight Returns to Gatwick Airport After Suspected Lightning Strike

Virgin Atlantic flight VS-65 had to return and make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, England, on March 22nd. The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Montego Bay, Jamaica, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a suspected lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

SilkAir Flight Makes Safe Landing After Lightning Strike

Thursday, March 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
SilkAir Flight Makes Safe Landing After Lightning Strike

SilkAir flight MI-749 was hit by lightning while descending toward Singapore, on March 14th. The incident happened when the Boeing 737-800 plane was flying from Phuket, Thailand. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Air New Zealand Flight Returns to Auckland After Lightning Strike

Saturday, March 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Returns to Auckland After Lightning Strike

Air New Zealand flight NZ-8678 made an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 9th. The plane took off for Kerikeri, New Zealand, but had to turn back after it was struck by lightning. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

LATAM Airlines Plane Returns to Ecuador due to Lightning Strike

Thursday, March 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
LATAM Airlines Plane Returns to Ecuador due to Lightning Strike

LATAM Airlines flight XL-1730 had to return and make an emergency landing in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on February 27th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Madrid, Spain, but had to return shortly afterwards after it was hit by lightning. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Delta Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Lightning Strike

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Lightning Strike

Delta Airlines flight DL-1201 made a safe landing following a lightning strike in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 21st. The Airbus A321-200 plane flying from Boston, Massachusetts, was descending toward Atlanta when it experienced a lightning strike on the nose. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Turkey

Thursday, January 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Turkey

Germania Airlines flight ST-6334 had to divert for an emergency landing in Dalaman, Turkey, on January 10th. The plane flying from Erfurt, Germany, was on approach to Antalya, Turkey, it was struck by lightning and began experiencing turbulence. The crew aborted approach and diverted to Dalaman where the plane landed safely. All passengers and... »

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flights Diverts to Bornholm due to Bad Weather

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
By George Hatcher
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flights Diverts to Bornholm due to Bad Weather

SAS Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-596 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Bornholm Airport, Ronne, Denmark, on December 26th. The Airbus A320-200, flying from Keflavik, Iceland to Copenhagen, Denmark, was mid-air when the crew had to divert due to bad weather followed by a lightning strike. The plane landed uneventfully. The flight... »

Lufthansa Cityline Flight Makes Safe Landing after Lightning Strike

Monday, November 21, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Cityline Flight Makes Safe Landing after Lightning Strike

Lufthansa Cityline flight LH-66 made a safe landing following a lightning in Muenster, Germany, on November 18th. The Canadair CRJ-900 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was on approach to Muenster when lightning struck it. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

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