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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197007
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Date:27-JUL-2017
Time:c. 15:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:AtlasGlobal Ukraine
Registration: UR-AJC
C/n / msn: 1663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Istanbul -   Turkey
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Destination airport:Tymvou Ercan International Airport (ECN/LCEN)
Narrative:
AtlasGlobal flight KK1010 with 127 passengers returned to land at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport in Turkey after passing through a hail storm. The nose radome of the Airbus A320 had caved in and sustained a hole as a result of being battered by hail stones, the both forward windshields were damaged.

The aircraft took off from runway 05 at 15:40 UTC. A safe landing was made on runway 35L at 16:08 UTC.

The pilot has been awarded a national medal of courage for safely landing the passenger jet “blind”.

Weather at the time of the incident:
LTBA 271520Z 32021G34KT 290V350 3600 -TSRA SCT016CB BKN026 20/20 Q1003 RETSGRRA BECMG TL1600 9999 NSW
LTBA 271534Z 34017KT 6000 -TSRA FEW020CB BKN035 21/20 Q1002 BECMG TL1600 NSW RMK RWY17L /////KT RWY05 33018KT RWY23 34016KT 310V020
>> LTBA 271550Z 34021KT 9999 -SHRA FEW020CB BKN030 22/20 Q1002 RETSRA NOSIG RMK RWY17L 35016KT RWY05 33019KT RWY23 34016KT
LTBA 271620Z 30016KT 7000 FEW014 SCT025CB BKN080 22/20 Q1004 RESHRA NOSIG RMK RWY17L 31015KT RWY05 29015KT RWY23 31015KT 290V350

Sources:

1. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kk1010#e40232b
2. http://www.goklerdeyiz.net/atlasglobal-ucagi-dolu-yuzunden-hasarlandi/
3. Turkish Airlines A321 damaged by hail near Istanbul, July 27, 2017
4. Pegasus B737-800 damaged by hail near Istanbul, July 27, 2017
5. Kalitta Air B747-400F damaged by hail at IST, July 27, 2017
6. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/pilots-awarded-medal-for-landing-blind-after-istanbul-hailstorm/


Images:

Photo of UR-AJC courtesy AirHistory.net


Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
13 June 2017; (c) Gerard Helmer


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jul-2017 17:43 harro Added
27-Jul-2017 17:46 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jul-2017 19:37 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Photo, ]
31-Jul-2017 16:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Aug-2017 16:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]

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