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OZ Domestic Flight Hit By Lightning!  
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1804 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20060609-00000316-yom-int

According the Korean news, an OZ flight 8942 (A321)from Cheju island to Gimpo was hit by lightening on 6/4 around 16:55 local time. It was approaching the airport and decended to 300 meters, when the aircraft did this, it was hit by hail and thunder and the very front of the plane (where the radar is in, dropped). In addition to this, there was a big hole in the engine and the glass on the cockpit cracked.

The captain immediately declared emergency and went around once to see if there was no problem with the landing gear and safely landed.

This flight had elementary school children that went to their school trip and were returning to Seoul. The cabin was in a pnaick when there was damage to the aircraft but it safely landed without any major injuries.



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Congrats to Asiana and the captain of the aircraft who didn't panick and landed the plane safely at GIM.

I never heard of the radar section flying off an aircraft upon approach. Wow, glad for the elementary children though.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

I am sure that was a hell of an experience!  duck 


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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

You know, the one puzzling thing about this article is that it says that they had a total of 200 people on the plane. Can that be? What kind of a configuration was this ac?


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4512 times:
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Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 3):
What kind of a configuration was this ac



Quoting Ktachiya (Thread starter):
This flight had elementary school children

Two to a seat!



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

Standing room only...


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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

Here's a link to a seat map of Asiana's A321. The A321 seats from 177 to 197 people, if you include the crew you easily reach 200. Note that the A321 on this seat map has 12 real busines class seats onboard. Perhaps there are A321 aircraft with economy seating only, aswell.

http://de.flyasiana.com/travelplanne...travelplanner_inflight_seatmap.asp



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User currently onlineHeeseokKoo From South Korea, joined Jan 2005, 665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Here you can see a photo of the aircraft. (The article is Korean)

http://news.naver.com/news/read.php?mode=LSS2D&office_id=001&article_id=0001322987§ion_id=102§ion_id2=249&menu_id=102

Quoting Manni (Reply 6):

On Asiana's Korean language website, there is domestic version of A321 (A321-100) seat map with 200 passenger seats. 321-200 is international one.

http://flyasiana.com/service/article/article_seatmap01.asp#

[Edited 2006-06-10 12:18:19]

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

Well done to the pilots on this one!

A scary experience.


User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Well done to OZ's flight attendants too.

The cabin must've been a panick when the children heard the thunder hitting the plane and having the parts drop off. I would presume that the children were crying but I guess their teachers and the FA's did a good job in settling it down.

Planes are designed to resist thunder right? But hail at this time of the year in GIM. Wow.



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

I am trying to figure out why the pilots chose to fly into this storm. Most modern aircraft (including the A321) have good onboard weather radar that should clearly be able to see this storm, as well as ATC should not have vectored them anywhere near it.

Pilots, are there times when you would choose to fly through this as opposed to diverting ?


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Quoting Artsyman (Reply 9):
I am trying to figure out why the pilots chose to fly into this storm. Most modern aircraft (including the A321) have good onboard weather radar that should clearly be able to see this storm, as well as ATC should not have vectored them anywhere near it.

Pilots, are there times when you would choose to fly through this as opposed to diverting ?

Exactly. Contrary to what others on this thread are saying in congratulating the pilot, I'm asking why did he/she fly into the weather cell? Maybe there's a good reason, but it seems most airline pilots don't want to put their customers through this type of experience. Of course maybe the air space was constricted due to heavy traffic but I'd like to know. No pats on the back from me if he or she made a dumb decision to be in that situation in the first place.


User currently offlineFlykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 443 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 11):
Because to go around and avoid it would probably involve "loss of face"

and I'm sure you would be aware that dry hail doesn't show too well on weather radars.

Who knows, perhaps it was a case of poor decision making, but lets not jump to conclusions.



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

On a realted note, it's a miracle that my flight yesterday (NRT-ICN / UA883) didn't get hit by lightning. We flew through a robust thundercell that was fully equipped with everything from gail force winds (on the ground - I can only guess how strong they were at FL240), pea sized hail (again, on the ground), and intense lightning. I was actually asleep, only to be woken by a bolt of the left wing. Rest assured, I'll have the full details in my first ever trip report...


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