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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 »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Lightning Strike

Sunday, September 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Lightning Strike

American Airlines flight AA-134 had to return and make an emergency landing in Miami, Florida, on September 1st. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Seattle, Washington, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Kuopio-Bound Finnair Flight Suffers Lightning Strike

Thursday, July 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Kuopio-Bound Finnair Flight Suffers Lightning Strike

Finnair flight AY-507 suffered a lightning strike on the way to Kuopio, Finland, on July 18th. The incident happened when the Embraer ERJ-190 plane was flying from Helsinki, Finland. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Atlasjet Flight Returns to Istanbul After Lightning Strike

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Atlasjet Flight Returns to Istanbul After Lightning Strike

Atlasjet flight KK-9764 had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 18th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Tbilisi, Georgia, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Air Europa Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Miami

Saturday, May 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air Europa Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Miami

Air Europa flight UX-98 had to return and make an emergency landing in Miami, Florida, on May 24th. The Boeing 787-800 plane took off for Madrid, Spain, but had to turn back after a windshield cracked due to a lightning strike. The plane landed safely. All 178 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

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 »

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