Atlas B772 at Hong Kong on Apr 28th 2024, hail strike

Last Update: May 2, 2024 / 12:17:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
5Y-8341

Destination
Liege, Belgium

Aircraft Registration
N709GT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Atlas Air Boeing 777-200, registration N709GT performing flight 5Y-8341 from Hong Kong (China) to Liege (Belgium), was climbing out of the Hong Kong's runway 07R when the aircraft flew through hail. The aircraft continued to Liege for a landing without further incident.

According to information The Aviation Herald received, the weather radar was inoperative following the hail strike, post flight inspection revealed a penetration of the vertical stabilizer and reshaped radome in addition to many hail stone impact marks around the entire aircraft. The crew consulted with operations in flight and was advised to continue to Liege.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Liege 4 days later.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N709GT
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
5Y-8341

Destination
Liege, Belgium

Aircraft Registration
N709GT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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