Incident Boeing 737-330 D-ABXM, 05 Apr 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17398
 
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Date:05-APR-2008
Time:18:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-330
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABXM
MSN: 23871/1433
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia (SOF) -   Bulgaria
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:SOF
Destination airport:FRA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
While climbing through FL120 after takeoff from Sofia lightning struck the airplane. Airframe vibrations forced the crew to return to Sofia. Vibrations increased as speed fell from 260 to 220 kts. Below 7000 feet the vibrations ceased.
A safe landing was made back at Sofia, 15 minutes after departure. Inspection revealed that a 10x15cm piece of the left balance tab of the horizontal stabilizer had been ripped off by the lightning.
hit by lightning, which damaged the elevator

Sources:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/04/09/222837/pictures-dramatic-images-of-lufthansa-737-elevator-after-lightning-strike.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2008 11:09 relax630 Added
27-Apr-2008 10:35 harro Updated

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