Jetsmart A320 at Puerto Montt on Feb 21st 2020, severe hard landing at about +3.6G

Last Update: February 25, 2021 / 17:40:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 21, 2020

Classification
Accident

Airline
Jetsmart

Flight number
JA-151

Aircraft Registration
CC-AWA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Jetsmart Chile Airbus A320-200, registration CC-AWA performing flight JA-151 from Santiago to Puerto Montt (Chile), landed on Puerto Montt's runway 17 at about 16:40L (19:40Z) but touched down hard at about +3.6G, bounced, touched down a second time and rolled out without further incident.

The aircraft was unable to continue service and was still on the ground 6 days later. The damage to the aircraft was being assessed but was considered substantial. The aircraft actually returned to service on Jan 22nd 2021, 11 months after the accident, now flying several sectors a day again.

The local weather station reported at 16:00L: Temperature 28 degrees C, Dew point 1 degrees C, Winds from East at about 5 knots, QNH 1005. At 17:00L the weather station reported: Temperature 29 degrees C, Dew Point 3 degrees C, winds from southsoutheast at 6 knots, QNH 1005.

On Feb 21st 2021 (a year after the accident) Chile's DGCA reported the aircraft suffered a hard landing, the reasons for which are yet to be determined by the investigation. The DGCA reported the aircraft sustained minor damage only and rated the occurrence an incident.

Metars (Thanks to reader CaptHunger on Thursday, Feb 27th 2020 21:03Z):
SCTE 212000Z 15006KT 100V210 CAVOK 29/03 Q1015 NOSIG
SCTE 211900Z 10005KT 030V150 CAVOK 28/01 Q1015 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 21, 2020

Classification
Accident

Airline
Jetsmart

Flight number
JA-151

Aircraft Registration
CC-AWA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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