Emirates B773 at Milan on Jul 13th 2021, hail strike

Last Update: July 14, 2021 / 11:37:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-205

Aircraft Registration
A6-ECF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
LIML

An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-ECF performing flight EK-205 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was climbing out of Milan's runway 17R when the aircraft flew through a hailstorm and received hail impact damage to nose cone, windshield (cracked) engine inlets and wings. The crew stopped the climb at FL210, dumped fuel and returned to Malpensa for a safe landing on runway 35L about 90 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground 19 hours after landing back.

Metars:
LIMC 131720Z 35015KT 9999 FEW080 21/13 Q1007 NOSIG=
LIMC 131650Z 01016KT 9999 FEW040 20/14 Q1006 NOSIG=
LIMC 131620Z 01012KT 320V030 9999 FEW030 SCT040 21/16 Q1006 RETS NOSIG=
LIMC 131550Z 23009KT 160V330 9999 TS SCT030CB SCT040 25/16 Q1006 NOSIG=
LIMC 131520Z 18009KT 150V210 9999 TS SCT030CB SCT040 26/18 Q1005 NOSIG=
LIMC 131450Z 12020KT 9999 FEW030CB SCT040 26/18 Q1003 TEMPO TSRA=
LIMC 131420Z 11022KT 9999 SCT030TCU 27/18 Q1003 TEMPO TSRA=
LIMC 131350Z 12016G26KT 9999 BKN050 28/19 Q1004 NOSIG=
LIMC 131320Z 14016KT 110V170 9999 SCT030 28/18 Q1004 NOSIG=
LIMC 131250Z 15014KT 9999 SCT030 28/19 Q1004 TEMPO TSRA=
LIMC 131220Z 15014KT 9999 SCT030 28/19 Q1005 TEMPO TSRA=
LIMC 131150Z 15014KT 9999 BKN030 28/20 Q1005 NOSIG=
LIMC 131120Z 15012KT 120V180 9999 BKN030 27/20 Q1005 NOSIG=
LIMC 131050Z 17010KT 140V200 9999 BKN030 26/20 Q1005 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-205

Aircraft Registration
A6-ECF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
LIML

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