|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|
|Publishing Agency:||Accident Investigation Board (AIB)|
|Report number:||HCL 67/00|
|Site of event:||Approach|
|Destination:||Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup), Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Airplane Type(s):||Boeing 757-236|
|Type of flight:||Revenue|
|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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