KLM Cityhopper E190 Lightning Strike

A KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-190 has been struck by lightning while climbing out of Amsterdam. Flight KL-1325 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Aalesund (Norway), was climbing out of Amsterdam when the crew stopped the climb at about FL170 reporting they had received a lightning strike

The aircraft landed safely back on Amsterdam’s runway 27 about 30 minutes after departure. Registered as PH-EXD, the aircraft returned to service after about 27 hours on the ground.

A replacement Embraer ERJ-190 registration PH-EZY reached Aalesund with a delay of 2 hours.


©Andres Bolkenbaas

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