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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186551
Last updated: 15 September 2019
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Date:16-APR-2016
Time:c. 13:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-115
Owner/operator:Druk Air
Registration: A5-RGG
C/n / msn: 2346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 103
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:nr Guwahati-Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU/VEGT -   India
Phase: Approach
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paro Airport (PBH/VQPR)
Destination airport:Guwahati-Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU/VEGT)
Narrative:
Druk Air flight KB140 was damaged after flying through a hail storm while on approach to Guwahati, India.
The aircraft, an Airbus A319, operated on a flight from Paro, Bhutan, to Guwahati, India and Bangkok, Thailand. While descending to Guwahati over the Garo Hills of Meghalaya, hail stones damaged and puncuted the nose cone of the aircraft. A safe landing was made at Guwahati.

Weather at Guwahati about the incident time (08:15 Z / 13:45 LT):
METAR VEGT 160830Z 07010KT 2000 -TSRA FEW008 SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 21/20 Q1006 NOSIG
METAR VEGT 160900Z 10011KT 1800 -TSRA FEW008 SCT016 FEW025CB OVC090 21/20 Q1004 NOSIG

In a statement, Druk Air reported that 'good visibility' and 'light showers only' were forecast. The flight crew were trying to avoid the thunderstorm at the time of the incident, according to Druk Air.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a5-rgg#96ddd82
https://www.ndtv.com/guwahati-news/hit-by-hailstorm-bhutan-bangkok-flight-lands-safely-in-guwahati-1396291


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Apr-2016 18:39 harro Added
18-Apr-2016 18:41 harro Updated [Total occupants, Embed code, Narrative]

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