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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178088
Last updated: 24 September 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N805AN
C/n / msn: 40623
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA) -   China
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA)
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW)
American Airlines flight AA88 returned to Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK) after passing through a hail storm to the north of Beijing, China.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took off from runway 01 at 16:43 hours local time (08:43 UTC) and climbed through approx FL260 when the flight encountered an area of hail. During the event the aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose cone.
The crew decided to turn back to Beijing. A safe landing was made back on runway 01 at 17:30 hours.


Revision history:

27-Jul-2015 15:05 harro Added
27-Jul-2015 15:07 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jul-2015 15:08 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jul-2015 15:15 harro Updated [Narrative]
27-Jul-2015 15:25 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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