NTSB Identification: DCA10WA094
Incident occurred Monday, August 30, 2010 in Shanghai, China
Aircraft: BOEING 757, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On August 30, 2010, a Shanghai Airlines Boeing 757 experienced a lightning strike after takeoff from PuDong International Airport, Shanghai, China. The flight returned to PuDong International Airport and landed uneventfully. No passengers or crewmembers were injured, and the airplane sustained minor damage. Four small holes were found in the section 43 crown skin and one hole was found in a dorsal radio antenna. Burn evidence was also found on an air distribution duct and insulation blankets inside the airplane.

The investigation is being conducted by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China. The NTSB designated a U.S. Accredited Representative under the provisions of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 as the state of manufacture of the airplane. All inquiries should be directed to:

General Administration of Civil Aviation of China
155 Dongsi Street West
Beijing 100710
China

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