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Incident: Air Canada B788 at Tel Aviv on Oct. 25, 2015, Lightning Strike

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Incident: Air Canada B788 at Tel Aviv on Oct. 25, 2015, Lightning Strike - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Canada Aircraft: Airplanes

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPV performing flight AC-84 from Toronto, ON (Canada) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 299 people on board, was on approach to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport in bad weather when the aircraft received a lightning strike prompting the crew to abort the approach at about 3500 feet and divert to Paphos (Cyprus). The aircraft climbed to FL260 enroute to Cyprus and landed safely in Paphos about 50 minutes after aborting the approach to Tel Aviv.

A first examination revealed evidence of a lightning strike requiring further examinations.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Paphos about 11 hours after landing.

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