TW741
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MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 2:08 am

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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HlywdCatft
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 1:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:31 pm

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

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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:28 pm

Another sign that mytravel is doomed!!!!  Big grin
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trent900
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:56 pm

You might have a point there Catatonic  Acting devilish
 
ThomasCook
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:25 pm

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!

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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:31 pm

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.


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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:37 pm


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 !!!
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Catatonic
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:33 pm

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.
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ThomasCook
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:23 am

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.

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TW741
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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:00 am

@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 ...

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RE: MyTravel Aircraft Hit By Lightning

Sun Sep 19, 2004 5:11 am

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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