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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195527
Last updated: 27 January 2020
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Time:c. 20:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:Cathay Pacific
Registration: B-HLR
C/n / msn: 421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 244
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:near Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD/VOHS) -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD/VOHS)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Cathay Pacific flight CX646 returned to land at Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport after sustaining a bird strike after takeoff. The aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, took off from runway 09R at 20:33 UTC. After the bird hit, the aircraft turned left and circled back for a landing on runway 09R at 20:53 UTC.



Photo of B-HLR courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
16 January 2008; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

21-May-2017 08:42 harro Added
17-Dec-2017 19:03 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants]

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