Vietnam A321 near Hi Chi Minh City on Jun 21st 2020, hail strike

Last Update: July 20, 2020 / 15:28:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VN-7414

Aircraft Registration
VN-A605

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
VVTS

A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VN-A605 performing flight VN-7414 from Ho Chi Minh City to Banmethuot (Vietnam), was climbing through FL170 out of Ho Chi Minh's runway 25L with a number of thunderstorm cells more than 20nm away when the aircraft encountered hail for about 7 seconds causing the captain's windshield to crack. The crew decided to return to Ho Chi Minh City for a safe landing on runway 25R about 25 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200 registration VN-A601 reached Banmethuot with a delay of about 2 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 41 hours after landing.

Metars:
VVTS 211200Z VRB03KT 9999 FEW015 SCT050 26/24 Q1006 NOSIG=
VVTS 211130Z 24005KT 200V270 9999 SCT015 OVC050 26/24 Q1006 NOSIG=
VVTS 211100Z 25009KT 200V280 8000 SCT015 FEW017CB BKN050 27/24 Q1006 NOSIG RMK CB OVER RWY=
VVTS 211030Z 30004KT 270V350 8000 SCT015 FEW017CB BKN050 28/26 Q1005 NOSIG RMK CB/W=
VVTS 211000Z VRB03KT 8000 SCT017 BKN050 28/26 Q1005 NOSIG=
VVTS 210930Z VRB03KT 9999 FEW017 BKN050 28/26 Q1004 NOSIG=
VVTS 210900Z VRB03KT 9999 -RA FEW017 BKN050 28/26 Q1004 NOSIG=
VVTS 210830Z 00000KT 9999 -RA SCT015 BKN050 27/26 Q1004 NOSIG=
VVTS 210800Z VRB02KT 9999 SCT015 FEW017CB SCT050 27/25 Q1004 NOSIG RMK CB/SE=
VVTS 210730Z VRB03KT 9999 SCT015 FEW017CB SCT050 27/26 Q1004 NOSIG RMK CB/N/SE=
VVTS 210700Z 07005KT 8000 -RA SCT015 FEW017CB SCT050 26/25 Q1005 NOSIG RMK CB/N/E/SE=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VN-7414

Aircraft Registration
VN-A605

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
VVTS

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