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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:

http://cronicasfueguinas.blogspot.com/2013/12/avion-aerolineas-argentinas-alcanzado-por-rayo-ushuaia-venia-de-buenos-aires-Cronicas-Fueguinas.html?m=1

Alcanzado Boeing 737-700 Radome Strike

Boeing 737-700 Radome Strike