Turkish Airlines Airbus Lightning strike, Engine Fire

Friday, January 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 25, 2013, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 with 114 aboard en route from Istanbul-Atatürk was on approach to Izmir Turkey when the plane is reported to have suffered an engine fire in the right engine.

A report is circulating that the plane was struck by lightning.

Many of the passengers were reported to be in a panic, saying the plane was vibrating the whole flight, describe the loud noise of the strike, and also the smell of burning

The pilot made a safe landing on one engine.

Video below
Not sure what to think of the music added to the video below, which makes it most un-news-like. There’s no actual video of the plane landing, just a light making a line in the sky.

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