Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Air Malta A319 grounded in Paris after lightning strike

An Air Malta Airbus A319-100 (9H-AEL), operating flight KM-478 from Malta IAP to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (France), was hit by lightning while en route to the French capital this morning. The aircraft landed safely at Charles de Gaulle airport around 0930lt. No one was injured. The aircraft has been grounded pending checks. Air Malta is planning to send a relief aircraft this afternoon with a team of engineers to check the aircraft. (30-Dec-2014)