Wizz A21N at Catania on Aug 8th 2022, hail strike

Last Update: August 9, 2022 / 08:43:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W9-5793

Destination
Catania, Italy

Aircraft Registration
G-WUKP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

Airport ICAO Code
LICC

A WizzAir Airbus A321-200N, registration G-WUKP performing flight W9-5793 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Catania (Italy), was on approach to Catania's runway 08 when the aircraft flew through bad weather including hail. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 08. After landing the nose cone of the aircraft was found "reshaped".

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 16.5 hours, then returned to service the following morning.

Metars:
LICC 081450Z 28007KT 230V300 9999 FEW025 SCT100 26/21 Q1012=
LICC 081420Z 25009KT 9999 FEW025CB BKN100 27/21 Q1013 WS R08=
LICC 081350Z 19007G18KT 110V250 9999 -RA VCTS FEW025CB BKN100 28/22 Q1013 WS R08=
LICC 081320Z 07008KT 9999 -RA FEW025CB BKN100 30/23 Q1012=
LICC 081250Z 09008KT 9999 FEW025CB BKN100 30/24 Q1012=
LICC 081220Z 10010KT 9999 FEW025CB SCT090 31/23 Q1012=
LICC 081150Z 09009KT 9999 VCTS FEW025CB SCT120 31/24 Q1012=
LICC 081120Z 09007KT 060V120 9999 FEW025TCU SCT070 33/22 Q1012=
LICC 081050Z 09006KT 9999 FEW025TCU SCT070 32/22 Q1012=
LICC 081020Z 08006KT 9999 FEW025TCU SCT070 32/22 Q1012=
LICC 080950Z 09006KT 060V120 9999 FEW025TCU SCT070 31/21 Q1013=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Wizz Air

Flight number
W9-5793

Destination
Catania, Italy

Aircraft Registration
G-WUKP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

Airport ICAO Code
LICC

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