China Southern A388 enroute on May 26th 2019, hail strike

Last Update: May 26, 2019 / 20:18:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-3101

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6140

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A China Southern Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration B-6140 performing flight CZ-3101 from Guangzhou to Beijing (China), was enroute at 11,300 meters (FL371) near Henan when the aircraft received a hail strike causing the windshields to become cracked. The crew performed a rapid descent to 5100 meters (FL167) and continued to Beijing for a safe landing about 90 minutes later.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Beijing about 16 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-3101

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6140

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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