Kuwait A320 at Beirut on Apr 21st 2019, bent nose

Last Update: April 21, 2019 / 23:08:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 21, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-501

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
9K-AKG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
OLBA

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A320-200, registration 9K-AKG performing flight KU-501 from Kuwait City (Kuwait) to Beirut (Lebanon), was on approach to Beirut's runway 16 descending through about 8000 feet when sort of an impact occurred. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 16.

A post flight inspection revealed a bent nose.

Lebanon's Civil Aviation Authority reported the captain suggested they flew through a cloud of hail at the time, however, the kind of damage, that also was limited to just the nose with no damage to windscreen or other parts of the aircraft, suggests a lightning strike or some object.

The airline reported the aircraft flew through a mass of passing snow.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 11 hours, then departed for the return flight KU-502.

Metars:
OLBA 201000Z VRB06KT 6000 FEW009 SCT032 14/11 Q1016 RERA NOSIG=
OLBA 200905Z 24015KT 3900 RA SCT026 BKN037 14/10 Q1017 NOSIG=
OLBA 200900Z 24015KT 8000 -RA SCT050 17/10 Q1017 NOSIG=
OLBA 200800Z 23015KT 8000 FEW031 18/09 Q1017 NOSIG=
OLBA 200700Z 23016KT 8000 FEW031 18/11 Q1016 NOSIG=
OLBA 200600Z 18005KT 130V220 7000 -RA SCT027 15/10 Q1016 NOSIG=
OLBA 200500Z 13008KT 5000 RA BKN027 13/10 Q1016 RERA=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 21, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-501

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
9K-AKG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
OLBA

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