Incident Boeing 737-846(WL) JA308J, Wednesday 3 April 2024
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Date:Wednesday 3 April 2024
Time:14:53 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-846(WL)
Owner/operator:Japan Airlines
Registration: JA308J
MSN: 35337/2479
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 122
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Miyazaki Airport (KMI/RJFM) -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Miyazaki Airport (KMI/RJFM)
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT)
Japan Airlines' flight JAL/JL694 from Miyazaki to Tokyo/Haneda, a Boeing 737-800, suffered two strikes of lightning while climbing throuth FL150 near Miyazaki. A burning odor was detected in the cabin. The flight crew decided to divert to Osaka/Kansai International Airport (KIX/RJBB) where a safe landing was carried out a half hour later.

METAE at Miyazaki Airport around the incident time (05:53 UTC):
RJFM 030500Z 22013KT 190V260 9999 VCSH FEW010 SCT020 BKN035 28/20 Q1004=
RJFM 030538Z 22010KT 9999 -TSRA FEW010 SCT020 FEW025CB BKN035 27/21 Q1003 RMK 1ST010 3CU020 2CB025 5CU035 A2964 FBL TS 5KM SW-W MOV NE=
RJFM 030600Z 23008KT 5000 -TSRA BR FEW010 SCT020 FEW025CB BKN040 24/22 Q1003=
RJFM 030614Z 23006KT 150V260 8000 -SHRA FEW005 SCT020 FEW025CB BKN035 24/23 Q1003 RMK 1ST005 3CU020 1CB025 5CU035 A2964 CB 10KM NE MOV NE=
RJFM 030700Z 20005KT 150V230 8000 -SHRA FEW010 SCT020 BKN035 25/22 Q1002=



Revision history:

03-Apr-2024 12:42 isamuel Added

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