Eurowings Airbus A320 Encouters Lightning Strike

Photo: Christian Jilg

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An Eurowings Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Jerez (Spain) to Dusseldorf (Germany) with 116 passengers and 6 crew, experienced lightning strike.

  • Aircraft was climbing out of Jerez’s runway about 5 to 10 minutes into the flight when the aircraft received a ligthning strike.
  • In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the flight to Dusseldorf for a safe landing about 2.5 hours after departure.
  • A post flight inspection revealed the lightning had entered the nose of the aircraft near the cockpit and exited through the tail of the aircraft.
  • There was damage to the nose disabling the aircraft to continue its schedule.