Kalitta B763 at Los Angeles on Jan 3rd 2021, wingtip damage discovered after flight

Last Update: January 7, 2021 / 13:47:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2021


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Boeing 767-300

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A Kalitta Air Boeing 767-300 freighter, registration N760CK performing flight K4-1820 from San Francisco,CA to Los Angeles,CA (USA), departed San Francisco's runway 28R at 07:44L (15:44Z) and completed a seemingly uneventful flight with a landing on Los Angeles' runway 25L at 08:46L (16:44Z) about one hour after departure.

The FAA reported however: "AIRCRAFT WAS DISCOVERED HAVING DAMAGE TO THE LEFT WING TIP, LOS ANGELES, CA." and stated the damage was unknown.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 29 hours before returning to service.

Metars San Francisco:
KSFO 031656Z 17005KT 1/2SM R28R/3500V5500FT FG VV003 10/08 A3028 RMK AO2 SLP253 T01000083=
KSFO 031605Z 19004KT 3/4SM R28R/P6000FT BR BKN003 OVC005 10/09 A3028 RMK AO2 T01000089=
KSFO 031556Z 18004KT 1 1/2SM BR BKN003 OVC005 10/09 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP251 T01000089=
KSFO 031456Z 00000KT 3/4SM R28R/P6000FT BR BKN003 OVC005 10/09 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP248 T01000089 53001=
KSFO 031420Z 00000KT 1/2SM R28R/3500V4500FT FG VV002 10/08 A3026 RMK AO2 T01000083=
KSFO 031356Z 00000KT 1/4SM R28R/1800V2200FT FG VV002 10/08 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP248 T01000083=
KSFO 031256Z 19003KT 1/4SM R28R/1400V1600FT FG VV002 10/09 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP244 T01000089=

Metars Los Angeles:
KLAX 031853Z 12005KT 8SM BKN029 BKN220 BKN300 13/09 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP235 T01330094=
KLAX 031753Z 10005KT 5SM HZ BKN025 BKN220 BKN300 13/09 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP242 T01280094 10128 20094 53004=
KLAX 031653Z 08004KT 4SM BR FEW006 BKN023 12/09 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP241 VIS SW-W 2 1/2 T01170094=
KLAX 031638Z VRB04KT 3SM BR SCT006 BKN023 11/09 A3025 RMK AO2 VIS SW-W 2 T01110094=
KLAX 031619Z 05004KT 2SM BR OVC005 11/10 A3025 RMK AO2 VIS SW-W 1 T01060100=
KLAX 031553Z 10006KT 2SM BR OVC004 11/09 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP239 VIS SW-W 1 T01060094=
KLAX 031453Z 03005KT 2SM BR OVC004 11/09 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP238 T01060094 53004=
KLAX 031414Z 07006KT 2SM BR OVC004 11/09 A3023 RMK AO2 T01060094=
KLAX 031353Z 09004KT 2 1/2SM BR SCT004 OVC007 11/09 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP234 VIS SW 1 1/4 T01060094=
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2021


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator

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