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MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning  
User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Their was just a short message on the radio - a MyTravel aircraft with 230 passengers on board was hit by a lightning shortly after takeoff from Naples Airport / Sicily-Italy.
The aircraft immediatly returned to NAP for an emergency landing. All passengers are fine, nobody injured.
The aircraft was on the way back to the UK.

No further details available for the moment (from my side).

=TW741=

ok some more details received:
flight destination Manchester/UK, 232 Pax on board

here is the original text (for the Italians):
Napoli, atterra aereo colpito da fulmine
Un aereo della compagnia 'Charter my travel', partito da Napoli e diretto a Manchester (Gran Bretagna) con 232 passeggeri a bordo, è stato costretto ad un atterraggio di emergenza a Capodichino a causa di un fulmine,che ha colpito l'aeromobile una ventina di minuti dopo il decollo.Molto spavento a bordo, ma nulla più. Il comandante ha chiesto e ottenuto di tornare indietro per compiere le verifiche necessarie. Ieri, sulla Penisola sono caduti 99 mila fulmini:un vero record!



[Edited 2004-09-17 19:20:14]


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3550 times:

Wow I was surprised it was in Italy...

I was expecting to see that it happened at SFB in Florida where there is lightning all the time.


User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

We do get thunderstorms in europe as well. They dont just happen in the US.  Wink/being sarcastic

T.


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Another sign that mytravel is doomed!!!!  Big grin


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User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

You might have a point there Catatonic  Acting devilish

User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 793 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Hi,

That is complete rubbish! Just because an aircraft gets struck by lightening does not mean a thing! It would be nice if you would show support for MyTravel Group rather then constantly put them down. At least they are British!

Regards
ThomasCook



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User currently offline1millionflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

I was on a KLM 737-800 that got hit by lightening a few years back. it is totally a non-incident.

They did not have to return to the airport, but it was the pilot's decision. This happens almost everyday, it is not a big deal.




User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3450 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3249 times:


TW741,

Naples is not in Sicily, it's just in the south of Italy !!!

Thunderstorms, CBs, and heavy rains are caracterizing the northern Tunisian and the southern Italian weather the past few days !!! Now it's sunny again !!!


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

That is complete rubbish! Just because an aircraft gets struck by lightening does not mean a thing! It would be nice if you would show support for MyTravel Group rather then constantly put them down. At least they are British!

My last 6 holidays were with Mytravel, isnt that support enough? i was just pointing out the irony of this whole "my travel is going under because of....." thing that goes on on this site.



Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 793 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Hi,

I'm very pleased to hear that Catatonic. It just annoying when comments like that come about when you have two people close to you working for them. I'm pretty sure will continue operating for many years to come. Sorry.

Regards
ThomasCook



A380 Crew
User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

@Ts-ior
shame and blame on me  Sad
sorry for putting NAP on to Sicily - I never will type again what those people tell on radio - I obviously forgot to switch on my brains ...

=TW741=



TWA - we showed you how good we have been!
User currently offline146crew From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

My aircraft got struck by lighting 2 weeks ago flying into IAD. If there is noticable damage then the aircraft has to get inspected. But it is really no big deal. I had no idea it happened until the Captain called to tell me.


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