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Boeing 737-700 Radome Damaged by Lightning

An Aerolineas flight headed for Ushuaia, Argentina (near the southern most tip of Argentina) was struck by lightning on approach to the airport. The lightning attached to the nose radome causing damage.  From the photo taken at the airport in Ushuaia, it appears the white paint around the metal bar lightning diverter is damaged and the bar is melted.  The aircraft was taken out of service as the radome required repairs. Details about the lightning strike can be found in this link to the news article:...

Airbus A319 takes radome strike in UK

A recent flight from Bristol to Edinburgh had an unexpected detour to Newcastle, UK after the aircraft was hit by lightning. A photo taken by a passenger shows a direct strike to the A319’s nose radome. The passengers continued their journey to Edinburgh by bus while the aircraft was inspected. More information is available at the following link:...

Four aircraft struck in Hawaii in single day

Four Hawaiian Airlines aircraft were struck on December 1, 2013 as they flew over the Hawaiian islands. According to local news reports the strikes happened in the following order: The first strike took place around 12:29 p.m. on Flight 19 from Sacramento to Honolulu. The next lightning strike happened at 4:10 p.m. on Flight 1121 from Hilo to Honolulu. The third lightning strike happened at around 5 p.m. on Flight 278 from Honolulu to Kona. The final lightning strike occurred at around 5:50 p.m. on Flight 236 from Honolulu to Kahului. Two of the aircraft were removed from service for repairs. More information is available at...

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