AirAsia India A320 at Kolkata on Mar 3rd 2020, hail strike

Last Update: March 4, 2020 / 23:35:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
I5-536

Destination
Bagdogra, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IMP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
VECC

An AirAsia India Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IMP performing flight I5-536 from Kolkata to Bagdogra (India) with 171 people on board, was climbing out of Kolkata when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 due to a hail strike and returned to Kolkata for a safe landing on runway 19L about 20 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration VT-CCU reached Bagdogra with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 20 hours, then returned to service.

Metars:
VECC 031300Z 15008KT 2800 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB BKN090 21/19 Q1009 TEMPO TL1500 1500 TSRA=
VECC 031230Z 18017KT 2800 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB BKN090 22/20 Q1009 TEMPO TL1330 1500 TSRA=
VECC 031200Z 15003KT 2800 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB BKN090 25/22 Q1008 TEMPO TL1300 1500 TSRA=
VECC 031130Z 13007KT 3000 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB BKN090 26/22 Q1007 TEMPO TL1300 1500 TSRA=
VECC 031100Z 11005KT 3000 HZ FEW020 SCT100 28/22 Q1007 NOSIG=
VECC 031030Z 11006KT 3200 HZ SCT018 SCT100 28/22 Q1008 BECMG 3000 HZ=
VECC 031000Z 11008KT 3200 HZ SCT018 SCT100 28/22 Q1008 BECMG 3000 HZ=
VECC 030930Z 12007KT 3200 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB SCT100 29/22 Q1008 NOSIG=
VECC 030900Z 14007KT 3200 HZ FEW020 SCT100 29/22 Q1008 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
I5-536

Destination
Bagdogra, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IMP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
VECC

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