Vietnam A321 at Ho Chi Minh City on Jun 13th 2020, hail strike cracks both windshields

Last Update: June 16, 2020 / 16:11:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VN-1402

Aircraft Registration
VN-A331

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VN-A331 performing flight VN-1402 from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi (Vietnam), was climbing out of Ho Chi Minh City following the assigned standard instrument departure route KADUM 2D when the aircraft encountered heavy rain mixed with hail, both windshields cracked as result. The crew decided to stop the climb at about 10,000 feet MSL, declared PAN PAN and returned to Ho Chi Minh City for a safe landing on runway 25L about 20 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200 registration VN-A329 reached Dong Hoi with a delay of about 2 hours.

Metars:
VVTS 131100Z VRB03KT 6000 -TSRA SCT015 FEW017CB OVC040 25/25 Q1005 NOSIG RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 131030Z 25004KT 220V290 8000 -RA SCT015 OVC040 25/25 Q1004 NOSIG=
VVTS 131000Z 27005KT 240V300 7000 -TSRA SCT013 FEW015CB BKN040 25/25 Q1004 NOSIG RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 130930Z 21006KT 180V290 1800 +TSRA BKN013 SCT015CB 25/24 Q1004 TEMPO TL0945 25015G25KT 1500 +TSRA RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 130900Z 26008KT 230V310 7000 -TSRA BKN013 SCT015CB 26/24 Q1004 TEMPO TL0910 24017G25KT 3000 TSRA RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 130830Z 24009KT 190V290 4000 TSRA SCT013 SCT015CB 26/24 Q1003 TEMPO TL0835 26017G28KT 3000 TSRA RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 130800Z 22016G29KT 8000 1000W R25L/P2000N +TSRA SCT013 SCT015CB 25/24 Q1002 WS R07 TEMPO TL0810 22017G28KT 3000 TSRA RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 130730Z 14015KT 100V190 8000 -SHRA BKN017 FEW020CB 31/23 Q1001 TEMPO TL0745 15015G25KT 3000 TSRA RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 130700Z 35001KT 9999 -SHRA SCT017 FEW020TCU 35/23 Q1001 TEMPO TL0720 5000 SHRA RMK TCU OVER RWY=
VVTS 130630Z VRB02KT 9999 BKN017 35/25 Q1002 NOSIG=
VVTS 130600Z 31004KT 250V050 9999 BKN017 35/24 Q1003 NOSIG=
VVTS 130530Z 29005KT 230V340 9999 SCT017 34/25 Q1003 NOSIG=
VVTS 130500Z 30004KT 220V010 9999 SCT017 35/24 Q1004 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VN-1402

Aircraft Registration
VN-A331

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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