Canada Rouge A321 at Toronto on Jul 20th 2023, turbulence, hail strike
Last Update: July 27, 2023 / 19:02:37 GMT/Zulu time
The Canadian TSB reported: "While on-route, descending through approximately 8000 feet, flight ROU1910 penetrated an unexpected active frontal weather system where it encountered moderate turbulence and intense and heavy precipitation not previously detected by the onboard weather radar. The flight crew observed suspected external static discharge from the aircraft. Immediately thereafter, the captain's forward L1 flight deck window had cracked with an associated window heat fail message on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). The flight crew carried out the ECAM actions and notified air traffic control (ATC) before continuing to destination without further incident. There was no emergency declared. Following the occurrence, a general visual inspection of the aircraft was conducted, hail damage was observed on the radome and on both the left-hand and right-hand horizontal stabilizer leading edge."
The Canadian TSB rated the occurrence an accident, however, did not open an investigation.
The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 47 hours after landing.
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