United A320 at Chicago on Oct 12th 2020, hail strike

Last Update: October 12, 2020 / 23:45:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-349

Aircraft Registration
N462UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A United Airbus A320-200, registration N462UA performing flight UA-349 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was climbing out of O'Hare's runway 22L when the aircraft flew through hail, the left hand windshield cracked as result. The crew decided to stop the climb at about 15000 feet and returned to Chicago for a safe landing on O'Hare's runway 28C about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N463UA reached Washington with a delay of 2:45 hours.

Metars:
KORD 122151Z 30017G25KT 10SM SCT026 BKN042 BKN100 14/09 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP085 T01440089=
KORD 122051Z 28014G23KT 10SM FEW017 SCT035 OVC085 13/10 A2975 RMK AO2 PK WND 31027/1958 RAB1959E28 SLP074 P0000 60009 T01330100 53020=
KORD 122008Z 29013G25KT 10SM -RA SCT017 BKN050 OVC070 13/10 A2972 RMK AO2 PK WND 31027/1958 LTG DSNT SE RAB1959 P0000 T01280100=
KORD 121951Z 29018G23KT 10SM BKN017 BKN049 OVC060 14/11 A2971 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT NE RAE37 SLP061 P0004 T01390106=
KORD 121946Z 29011G20KT 10SM VCTS BKN017 BKN049 OVC060 14/11 A2971 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 RAE37 P0004=
KORD 121935Z 30014G23KT 10SM VCTS -RA SCT017 OVC049 14/11 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT E P0004 T01390106=
KORD 121927Z 29012G23KT 10SM -RA SCT015 BKN034 OVC050 14/11 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT E AND S P0004 T01390106=
KORD 121901Z 29017G26KT 8SM -RA FEW010 BKN015 OVC042 13/11 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT SE AND S P0004 T01330111=
KORD 121851Z 28011G25KT 3SM -RA SCT013 BKN018 OVC037 14/11 A2969 RMK AO2 SLP053 PK WND 31037/1829 P0005 T01390111=
KORD 121839Z 30017G30KT 6SM -RA FEW009 BKN029 OVC035 14/11 A2967 RMK AO2 PK WND 31037/1829 P0005 T01390111=
KORD 121802Z 29017G35KT 4SM -RA BR FEW006 OVC010 14/13 A2966 RMK AO2 PK WND 28035/1752 P0003 T01440128=
KORD 121751Z 27021G33KT 1 1/2SM R10L/4000VP6000FT +RA BR BKN008 OVC015 16/14 A2965 RMK AO2 PK WND 23033/1745 WSHFT 1737 PRESRR SLP039 WSHFT 44 FROPA P0001 60002 T01610144 10194 20161 55006=
KORD 121742Z 19011G19KT 2SM R10L/6000VP6000FT -RA BR OVC008 19/18 A2962 RMK AO2 P0001 T01890178=
KORD 121714Z 19012G21KT 3SM -RA BR BKN008 OVC014 19/17 A2962 RMK AO2 P0000 T01890172=
KORD 121651Z 18010G20KT 5SM -RA BR OVC013 19/17 A2963 RMK AO2 RAB1557 SLP029 P0001 T01890172=
KORD 121639Z 18011G20KT 4SM -RA BR OVC013 19/17 A2963 RMK AO2 RAB1557 P0000 T01890172=
KORD 121607Z 17013KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR OVC013 19/17 A2964 RMK AO2 RAB1557 P0000 T01890167=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-349

Aircraft Registration
N462UA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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