SAA A343 near Plaisance on Nov 21st 2012, cracked windshield

Last Update: November 22, 2012 / 17:44:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 21, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-286

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SXA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

A SAA South African Airways Airbus A340-300, registration ZS-SXA performing flight SA-286 (dep Nov 20th) from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Hong Kong (China) with 185 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute over the Indian Ocean about northnortheast of the Island of Mauritius when the crew descended the aircraft to FL180 due to a cracked windshield and turned south to divert to Plaisance (Mauritius), where the aircraft landed safely on runway 14.

A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration ZS-SXE was dispatched to Mauritius as flight SA-4286 and continued the journey to Hong Kong as flight SA-9286 reaching Hong Kong with a delay of 19 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 21, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SA-286

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SXA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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