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Spirit Airlines Lightning Strike MKE divert to ORD
« on: February 09, 2024, 09:38:31 AM »
This was a fun listen/put together.
In fact listen to the MKE feed and the ORD feed from this morning 01:00z-02:00z, some real nasty weather.

Spirit diverted from Milwaukee to Chicago's O'Hare because of weather, and ended up getting hit by lighting on approach to  ORD.

Here's the preliminary:
AIRCRAFT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND THREE LOCATIONS WHERE PAINT WAS DELAMINATED OR MISSING AFT OF THE RADOME, POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED A SMALL HOLE ON RIGHT SIDE OF FUSELAGE, CHICAGO, IL.

Here's the approach into and around MKE, the divert, and the approach into ORD
Enjoy !
John