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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227932
Last updated: 6 August 2019
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Date:06-AUG-2019
Time:c. 09:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-111
Owner/operator:Swiss International Airlines
Registration: HB-IOD
C/n / msn: 522
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 170
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Switzerland -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Narrative:
An Airbus A321 from Swiss International Airlines, performing flight LX724 to Amsterdam, was hit by lightning and returned to Zürich Airport (ZRH/LSZH) after burning fuel. A safe landing was made at 09:37 LT and all of the 165 passengers + crew were OK.

Also another Swiss International Airlines A321-111 HB-IOF (c/n 541), performing flight LX2084, which also took of from Zürich Airport (ZRH/LSZH) at 12:26 LT with destination Lisbon Airport (LIS/LPPT), was hit by lightning and returned at 13:06 LT.

Sources:

https://www.infranken.de/ueberregional/gewitter-ueber-zuerich-flugzeug-nach-start-vom-blitz-getroffen;art55462,4372299
https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/meteorologen-warnen-vor-heftigem-unwetter/story/13365631
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lx724#21959c61


Images:

Photo of HB-IOD courtesy AirHistory.net


Zürich (LSZH / ZRH)
23 May 2007; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2019 14:47 RobertMB Added
06-Aug-2019 16:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
06-Aug-2019 18:48 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]

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