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Lighting strikes the Capitol Building

Twice The Blast

Incident: Jetblue A320 near Boston on Feb 18th 2011, lightning strike, smell of smoke in cockpit

Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N585JB performing flight B6-446 from Tampa,FL to Boston,MA (USA), was on approach to Boston’s runway 27 descending to 5000 feet when the aircraft was struck by lightning twice, the crew becoming increasingly concerned with the weather requesting to get vectors out of the weather or onto the approach. About 30 seconds later the crew reported a smell of smoke in the cockpit with no further indications and was instantly cleared to intercept the localizer runway 27. The airplane landed safely on runway 27 about 6 minutes later (02:19Z).


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