TAM A321 at Rio de Janeiro on Feb 8th 2015, hail strike

Last Update: February 9, 2015 / 13:08:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2015

Classification
Accident

Flight number
JJ-3307

Aircraft Registration
PT-XPB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
SBGL

A TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus A321-200, registration PT-XPB performing flight JJ-3307 from Rio de Janeiro Galeao,RJ to Fortaleza,CE (Brazil), was climbing out of Rio de Janeiro's runway 10 when the crew stopped the climb at FL177 at about 17:26L (19:26Z) following a hail strike cracking both windshields and damaging the nose cone and returned to Rio de Janeiro for a safe landing on runway 10 about 40 minutes after departure. There were no injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage, the damage is still being assessed.

Metars:
SBGL 082200Z 06010KT 9999 TS FEW007 BKN020 FEW025CB BKN050 26/2 5 Q1013
SBGL 082100Z 03011KT 9000 BKN010 BKN020 26/24 Q1013
SBGL 082000Z 34005KT 9999 -RA SCT013 BKN020 27/25 Q1012
SBGL 081900Z 15012KT 9000 -TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB BKN040 28/26 Q1 010
SBGL 081900Z 15012KT 9000 -TSRA SCT020 FEW025CB BKN040 28/26 Q1010
SBGL 081800Z 13017KT 9999 TS SCT020 FEW025CB 30/25 Q1010
SBGL 081700Z 13017KT 9999 SCT020 31/25 Q1010
SBGL 081600Z 14010KT 9999 SCT020 32/25 Q1010
SBGL 081500Z 14006KT 9999 FEW025 31/23 Q1011
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2015

Classification
Accident

Flight number
JJ-3307

Aircraft Registration
PT-XPB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
SBGL

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