MAS aircraft struck by lightning


Passengers of a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH1348 en route to Langkawi were shaken up when they witnessed the Boeing 737 aircraft being struck by lightning today.

However, MAS said that flight made a safe landing at the Langkawi International Airport following the lighting strike and underwent inspection before being released for flight.

In a statement, MAS said the aircraft returned to the KL International Airport where it continued its series flights without problems.

The statement stated that the aircraft was designed to withstand lightning strikes that are countered through its lightning grounding systems.

Since the disappearance of MAS flight MH370 more than two months ago, several unwanted incidents involving its aircraft had occurred over the weeks leaving the airline vulnerable to criticism.


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