LATAM A320 at Asuncion on Oct 27th 2022, storm damage

Last Update: November 7, 2022 / 16:42:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 27, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LA-1325

Aircraft Registration
CC-BAZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A LATAM Airbus A320-200, registration CC-BAZ performing flight LA-1325 (dep Oct 26th 2022) from Santiago (Chile) to Asuncion (Paraguay) with 48 people on board, was on approach to Asuncion's runway 20 when the crew initiated a go around from about 2400 feet MSL due to weather. The aircraft diverted to Foz de Iguacu ,PR (Brazil) for a safe landing on runway 33 about 40 minutes after the go around.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Foz de Iguacu for about 3:20 hours, then departed runway 15 to Asuncion again. On approach to Asuncion's runway 20 the aircraft flew through a thunderstorm and received damage to its radome but continued for a landing on Asuncion's runway 20 about 5 hours after the go around. There were no injuries.

The airline reported the aircraft encountered severe weather on its flight path and performed an emergency landing in Asuncion. Passengers and crew disembarked in good condition.

On Nov 7th 2022 Paraguay's AIB reported the aircraft was left with a disintegrated radome and broken windshields due to multiple impacts caused by a severe storm and hail leading to a forced landing. The occurrence was rated a serious incident (damage and injuries unknown), an investigation has been opened.

Metars Asuncion:
SGAS 270400Z 00000KT 9999 BKN020 21/20 Q1007=
SGAS 270300Z 23004KT 9999 SCT020 22/20 Q1008 RETS=
SGAS 270200Z 05009KT 9999 TS FEW010 OVC020 FEW040CB 22/21 Q1007=
SGAS 270114Z 06005KT 9999 TS FEW010 OVC020 FEW040CB 22/21 Q1007=
SGAS 270100Z 24010G28KT 9999 TS FEW010 OVC020 FEW040CB 23/21 Q1008=
SGAS 270036Z 07015G26KT 9000 -TSRA SCT008 OVC020 FEW040CB 22/21 Q1003=
SGAS 270000Z VRB05KT 8000 -TSRA SCT008 OVC020 FEW040CB 23/21 Q1006=
SGAS 262300Z VRB06KT 7000 TSRA SCT008 OVC020 FEW040CB 22/22 Q1007=
SGAS 262200Z 18017KT 7000 TSRA SCT008 OVC020 FEW040CB 22/22 Q1007=
SGAS 262132Z 21027G38KT 0200 +TSRA SCT008 OVC020 FEW040CB 22/22 Q1006=
SGAS 262122Z 20026G40KT 1500 +TSRA SCT010 OVC020 FEW040CB 24/21 Q1006=
SGAS 262100Z 19030G40KT 5000 TSRA BKN010 OVC027 FEW040CB 26/21 Q1005=
SGAS 262038Z 03009KT 9999 TS SCT027 FEW040CB 33/21 Q1001=
SGAS 262038Z 03009KT 9999 TS SCT027 FEW040CB 33/21 Q1001=
SGAS 262000Z 02010KT 9999 FEW033 34/21 Q1001=
SGAS 261900Z 36016KT 310V020 9999 FEW033 35/20 Q1002=
SGAS 261800Z 01018KT CAVOK 36/21 Q1002=
SGAS 261700Z 36019KT 9999 FEW033 36/20 Q1004=
SGAS 261600Z 02022G32KT 9999 FEW033 35/19 Q1005=

Metars Foz de Iguacu:
SBFI 270400Z 34012KT 9999 -TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB 20/18 Q1012=
SBFI 270300Z 07006KT 9999 VCTS SCT020 FEW025CB 20/18 Q1012=
SBFI 270200Z 16007KT 9999 VCTS SCT020 FEW025CB 20/18 Q1013 RETS=
SBFI 270100Z 18008KT 9999 -TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB 21/18 Q1013 RERA=
SBFI 270021Z 22007KT 9999 -TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB 21/18 Q1013 RERA=
SBFI 270000Z 21013G28KT 5000 TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB 23/18 Q1011=
SBFI 270000Z 21013G28KT 5000 TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB 23/18 Q1011=
SBFI 262346Z 23013G26KT 9999 FEW020 FEW025TCU 25/18 Q1010=
SBFI 262300Z 04004KT 9999 FEW020 29/16 Q1006=
SBFI 262200Z 02007KT 9999 FEW020 31/15 Q1005=
SBFI 262100Z 02009KT 9999 FEW020 32/14 Q1005=
SBFI 262000Z 02012KT 9999 FEW020 34/13 Q1004=
SBFI 261900Z 36014KT CAVOK 34/14 Q1005=
SBFI 261900Z 36014KT CAVOK 34/14 Q1005=
SBFI 261800Z 36014G24KT 9999 FEW020 35/13 Q1006=
SBFI 261700Z 36013KT CAVOK 34/14 Q1007=
SBFI 261600Z 36014KT CAVOK 33/14 Q1008=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 27, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LA-1325

Aircraft Registration
CC-BAZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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