A Turkish Airlines spokesperson confirmed to ATW that a lightning strike caused an Airbus A321 engine fire on descent to Izmir Airport Jan. 24. According to the spokesperson, Turkish Airlines flight TK2348 from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir Airport was struck by lightning during descent at 8,000 ft. The No. 2 (right) engine rear cowl caught fire near the end of the duct. The fire remained on the exterior of the engine for several minutes and left behind a long series of flames. Flight crew ...

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