Friday, February 23, 2018

Wizz A320 bound to Skopje returns back to Malta IAP due to lightning strike

A WizzAir Airbus A320-200 (HA-LWI), operating scheduled flight W6-7766 between Malta IAP and Skopje-Alexander the Great (Macedonia), had to return back to Malta IAP this morning after it was struck by lightning minutes after departing.  The aircraft landed safely on RWY 31 at Malta IAP at 0928lt, 22-mins after departing.  M.I.A.'s Rescue and Fire Fighting Services were deployed on adjacent taxiways as a precaution.  After lenghty repairs and a test flt, the aircraft departed again as W6-7766 to Skopje at 1732lt. (23-Feb-2018)