American A319 near El Paso on Jun 3rd 2018, severe hail strike

Last Update: June 4, 2018 / 22:50:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1897

Aircraft Registration
N806AW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N806AW performing flight AA-1897 from San Antonio,TX to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 130 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 115nm northeast of El Paso,TX (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence and a severe hail strike at around 01:08Z (Jun 4th) causing damage to both windscreens and the nose cone of the aircraft. The crew decided to divert to El Paso initiating a normal descent, entered a hold at 9000 feet to burn off fuel and landed safely in El Paso about 70 minutes after leaving FL340.

Passengers reported there was lightning outside the aircraft windows, there was sound of hail pelting the aircraft. The sickness bags were needed, several passengers needed more than one and were handed such bags by other passengers not needing them.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N929AN reached Phoenix with a delay of 3 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N806AW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A319-132
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A319
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1897

Aircraft Registration
N806AW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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