Incident Airbus A321-231 TC-JRD, 27 Jul 2017
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Time:c. 15:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-231
Owner/operator:Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-JRD
MSN: 3015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Istanbul -   Turkey
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tymvou Ercan International Airport (ECN/LCEN)
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Between 14:40 and 15:30 UTC a thunderstorm passed the city of Istanbul, Turkey, with rain, hail and occasional strong wind gusts. Several aircraft were damaged as a result of these severe weather circumstances.

Turkish Airlines flight TK969, an Airbus A321, diverted to Çanakkale Airport (CKZ/LTBH) after holding for about 30 minutes near Istanbul. The aircraft passed through a severe hail storm, causing damage to the nose radome and right hand cockpit wind shield.

Weather reported between 14:50 and 16:20 UTC at :

LTBA 271450Z 01023G35KT 9999 -TSRA SCT021CB BKN033CB 27/21 Q0998 NOSIG RMK RWY17L 02024G35KT 350V050 RWY05 36022KT RWY23 02023G33KT
LTBA 271500Z 28024G45KT 250V330 1600 +TSRA SCT019CB BKN032 26/20 Q1002 NOSIG
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


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Revision history:

27-Jul-2017 18:28 harro Added
27-Jul-2017 19:37 harro Updated [Source]

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