Druk A319 near Guwahati on Apr 16th 2016, hail strike

Last Update: April 18, 2016 / 16:19:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Druk Air

Flight number
KB-140

Departure
Paro, Bhutan

Destination
Guwahati, India

Aircraft Registration
A5-RGG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Druk Air Airbus A319-100, registration A5-RGG performing flight KB-140 from Paro (Bhutan) to Guwahati (India) with 103 people on board, was descending towards Guwahati over the Garo Hills southwest of the aerodrome when the aircraft encountered hail causing damage to the nose cone as well as the right hand engine (CFM56). The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Guwahati.

A replacement Airbus A319-100 registration A5-RGF was dispatched to Guwahati to continue the next sector to Bangkok (Thailand) and reached Bangkok with a delay of 5 hours.

Metars:
VEGT 160800Z 09004KT 2500 -TSRA FEW008 SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 22/20 Q1008 NOSIG
VEGT 160730Z 06009KT 3000 TSRA FEW008 SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 21/20 Q1006 TEMPO 1500 TSRA
VEGT 160700Z 07012KT 2000 TSRA FEW008 SCT016 FEW025CB(NE/W/NW) OVC090 21/20 Q1007 BECMG 3000 TSRA
VEGT 160630Z 32012KT 1500 TSRA FEW010 SCT016 FEW025CB(W/NW) OVC090 22/21 Q1010 NOSIG
VEGT 160600Z 06008KT 2500 -TSRA FEW010 SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 22/21 Q1007 TEMPO 0800 TSRA
VEGT 160530Z 02007KT 3000 -TSRA FEW010 SCT018 FEW025CB BKN090 22/20 Q1008 NOSIG
VEGT 160500Z 35012KT 2500 TSRA FEW010 SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 23/21 Q1009 TEMPO 1500 TSRA
VEGT 160430Z 04006KT 3000 HZ FEW010 SCT018 FEW025CB OVC090 23/21 Q1008 NOSIG
VEGT 160400Z 34004KT 3000 HZ FEW018 FEW025CB SCT100 23/21 Q1009 NOSIG
VEGT 160330Z 00000KT 3000 -TSRA SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 22/21 Q1009 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Druk Air

Flight number
KB-140

Departure
Paro, Bhutan

Destination
Guwahati, India

Aircraft Registration
A5-RGG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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