France B772 at Sao Paulo on Oct 13th 2018, cumulo glaciei

Last Update: October 14, 2018 / 16:49:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-457

Aircraft Registration
F-GSPS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Air France Boeing 777-200, registration F-GSPS performing flight AF-457 from Sao Paulo Guarulos,SP (Brazil) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was climbing out of Sao Paulo's runway 27R when the aircraft encountered hail prompting the crew to stop the climb at FL270, descend the aircraft to FL200, dump fuel and divert to Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil), where the aircraft landed safely on Rio's runway 10 about 75 minutes after departure.

The Aviation Herald was actually told by the source also providing the photo below: "The aircraft took off, hit clouds with ice and damaged the radome."

Metars:
SBGR 140000Z 02002KT 9999 TS FEW011 FEW021CB OVC100 20/20 Q1018 RERA=
SBGR 132345Z 03002KT 9999 TS FEW011 FEW021CB OVC080 20/20 Q1018 RERA=
SBGR 132325Z 00000KT 7000 TSRA BKN011 FEW021CB OVC100 20/20 Q1018=
SBGR 132300Z 16006KT 9999 -RA BKN011 OVC100 21/20 Q1018=
SBGR 132200Z 17011KT 130V210 9999 BKN009 22/21 Q1017=
SBGR 132100Z 00000KT CAVOK 23/23 Q1015=
SBGR 132000Z 16002KT CAVOK 26/21 Q1014=
SBGR 131900Z 21006KT 9999 SCT040 FEW050TCU 25/20 Q1014=
SBGR 131800Z 27011KT 9999 SCT040 FEW050TCU 30/20 Q1014=
SBGR 131700Z 29012G22KT 9999 SCT040 BKN100 31/20 Q1014=
SBGR 131600Z 28013KT CAVOK 31/21 Q1015=
SBGR 131500Z 30011KT CAVOK 30/20 Q1015=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-457

Aircraft Registration
F-GSPS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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