Volaris A320 near Monterrey on May 12th 2023, hail strike

Last Update: June 1, 2023 / 17:46:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 12, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Volaris

Flight number
Y4-512

Aircraft Registration
N518VL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Volaris Airbus A320-200, registration N518VL performing flight Y4-512 from Tijuana to Monterrey (Mexico), was descending towards Monterrey when the crew aborted the descent at about FL170 after flying through hail. The aircraft climbed to FL260 and diverted to Torreon for a safe landing on runway 31 about 50 minutes later. The aircraft sustained damage to nose cone and both windshields.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Torreon about 65 hours after landing.

On Jun 1st 2023 Mexico's DAAAI reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident, the aircraft sustained minor damage. On approach to Monterrey the aircraft flew through a storm with hail causing damage to windshield and radome.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N518VL
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-233
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 12, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Volaris

Flight number
Y4-512

Aircraft Registration
N518VL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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