Event Details

Title:Lightning strike, Incident, Boeing 757-236, OY-GRL
Micro summary:This Boeing 757-236 was hit by lightning on approach, causing singing of the insulation blanket.
Event Time:2000-11-15 at 1932 UTC
File Name:2000-11-15-DK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Accident Investigation Board (AIB)
Publishing Country:Denmark
Report number:HCL 67/00
Site of event:Approach
Destination:Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup), Copenhagen, Denmark
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 757-236
Flight Phase:Approach
Operator(s):Air Greenland
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On approach to EKCH, the aircraft was stroked by lightning. The lightning penetrated the crown fuselage. A smoke formation came from the plastic around the insulation blanket when the heat developed from the lightning strike singed it. The smoke formation was short and the aircraft landed without further remarks.

The incident occurred in dark night and under visual meteorological weather conditions (VMC).

Because of the limited numbers of lighting strikes causing penetration of the fuselage skin, relevant data from this incident has been handed over to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the United Kingdoms Civil Aviation Administration (UK CAA) for an ongoing study into lightning strikes and onboard fires.

No safety recommendations were made during the investigation conducted by the DK AAIB.

Learning Keywords:Operations - Lightning
Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage
Close match:Aircraft incident to SE-KPE during approach to the Malmö/Sturup airport, M county, Sweden, on 03 December 1999
Wing Failure Of Boeing 747-131, near Madrid, Spain, May 9, 1976


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