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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169559
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-132
Registration: D-AGWK
MSN: 3500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Nörvenich -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK)
Destination airport:Nador-Taouima Airport (NDR/GMFN)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
On April 8, 2014, Germanwings flight 4U384 departed Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK) on a night time flight to Nador-Taouima Airport (NDR/GMFN), Morocco.
The Airbus A319 was climbing through FL180, in clouds, when the crew observed St. Elmo's fire. The phenomenon grew in intensity.
When flying through FL220 a short, bright light was noted on the windshield. At the same time almost all instruments failed. The autopilot and auto throttle control switched off. Just the artificial horizon was still available. After about 45-60 seconds, the instruments became available again.Overhead Malmedy, Belgium, the crew decided to return to the departure airport, were a safe landing was made.
The airplane was back in service on April 11.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

27 May 2008 D-AGWK Germanwings 0 30 nm east of Dublin non
19 Dec 2010 D-AGWK Germanwings 0 Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK) non


Photo of D-AGWK courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
3 January 2020; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

05-Sep-2014 20:15 harro Added

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