Lightning strikes plane en-route from Brac

| 11/10/2010

(CNS): A Cayman Airways flight to Miami was delayed this morning because of a lightning strike on the aircraft on its way from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman. A CAL spokesperson confirmed that the departure of flight KX102 to Miami from Grand Cayman was delayed by 35 minutes because of its late arrival from the Brac and the need for a maintenance check in the wake of the early morning lightning strike. After the successful check the aircraft was returned to service and left for Miami at 8:10am. “Cayman Airways is committed to the safety and security of its operations, passengers and crew, and apologizes for any inconvenience caused from today’s delay,” the airline stated. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great to know everyone is safe!

    If Cayman Airways could fly to any destination around the world I wouldn’t be so afraid of flying!  Love my CAL!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes I was on board on my way from Brac to Miami. The First Officer was talking on the intercom system when the lightning struck. It caused the intercom to abruptly cut out. After a couple seconds, the FO came back on over the system and assured us nothing was wrong.

    It looked as if the lightning had struck the port wing. I was sitting right there and the flash seemed to have come from the wing. It was a bright flash and also looked like a ball of light. A lady screamed when it happened. No shock was felt by any passengers.

    There was no thunder at the time. The flight crew were also advised that it was raining very heavily over the runway in GCM causing them to reduce speed by about 50 knots. This increasing the nervousness of people.

    After sitting in the departure lounge for about a half hour, the maintenance crew had completed their checks. When we were boarding, maintenance was seen securing the nose of the aircraft. Perhaps it didn’t strike the wing but the front of the aircraft and it conducted all across the aircraft.

    After those events…its great to say that all is well! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    First the plane did not arrive late from Cayman Brac. It departed Cayman Brac on time. If the plane is en-route that means the passengers are on board. The 35 minutes delay was from maintenance doing their checks. Thank God everyone is Safe!

    • noname says:

      To 10/12/2010  15:13

      Okey okey, dont get your knickers in a twist,the poster was only asking. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m curious. Were the passengers on board when this happened? If so, please tell us about your experience. Thank God nothing serious happened and everyone and the plane is fine.

  5. Oliver says:

    Great Job, Cayman Airways saftey first , I fly you whenever possible.


    Keep up the good work

  6. Anonymous says:

    Excellent work Cayman Airways!