A TAM (Brazil) Airbus A319-100, registration PR-MAO performing flight JJ3004 from Curitiba,PR to Sao Paulo Congonhas,SP (Brazil) with 46 passengers, was already on the runway ready for takeoff, when a lightning struck the airplane.

The passengers had to disembark, while the airplane received a thorough inspection. 90 minutes later the airplane was cleared to fly and took off for Congonhas without further incident.