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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227265
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Date:15-JUL-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-251N
Owner/operator:Vistara
Registration: VT-TNH
C/n / msn: 7980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 153
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Lucknow -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Narrative:
Vistara flight UK944, an Airbus A320neo, made a low fuel landing at Lucknow, India after diverting there due to poor weather at the destination airport, Delhi.
The flight departed Mumbai at 09:48 UTC, bound for Delhi. Weather at Delhi was poor due to a thunderstorm being present in the area. The aircraft entered a holding pattern for 15 minutes before continuing for an approach to Delhi Airport's runway 29. About 11:50 the flight crew initiated a go-around. Subsequently, the crew decided to divert to Lucknow, about 430 km east of Delhi.
By the time the aircraft arrived at Lucknow, visibility had decreased due to the presence of a thunderstorm over the field. The first attempt to land on runway 27 resulted in a go-around at 12:46. The flight then headed to Allahabad, about 170 km to the southeast.
En route Allahabad, Lucknow ATC informed the crew that the weather in Lucknow had improved significantly following which the crew decided to return to Lucknow. The aircraft turned back at 13:05 and proceeded for a safe landing at 13:17.
Local media quote an unnamed source, stating that the A320neo had only 300kg of fuel left after landing.

Delhi (VIDP) weather:
VIDP 150900Z 32007KT 2500 DU SCT030 FEW040CB OVC080 33/24 Q0998 TEMPO 29020G30KT 1500 TSRA
VIDP 151000Z 27020G30KT 0500 R28/1300 R29/1000 SHRA SCT030 FEW040CB OVC080 27/25 Q1000 TEMPO 28020G30KT TSRA
VIDP 151100Z 32008G18KT 2500 -RA SCT030 FEW040CB OVC080 23/23 Q0999 TEMPO 28020G30KT 1500 TSRA
VIDP 151200Z 09008KT 2800 BR SCT030 FEW035CB OVC080 25/24 Q0998 TEMPO 28020G30KT 1500 TSRA

Lucknow (VILK) weather:
VILK 151100Z 06005KT 4000 HZ SCT020 FEW030CB BKN100 34/25 Q0996 NOSIG
VILK 151130Z 05004KT 4000 HZ SCT020 FEW030CB BKN100 34/26 Q0996 NOSIG
VILK 151251Z 31011KT 0800 R27/1000 TSRA BKN015 FEW030CB OVC090 27/26 Q1000 NOSIG
VILK 151400Z 13005KT 2000 -TSRA BKN015 FEW030CB OVC090 24/22 Q0998 NOSIG
VILK 151500Z 09003KT 2500 BR BKN018 FEW030CB OVC090 24/23 Q0998 NOSIG



Sources:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/best-of-the-week/india-business/mumbai-delhi-plane-flies-3-5-hours-lands-in-lucknow-with-5-mins-of-fuel-left/articleshow/70252826.cms
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/vistara-flight-lands-in-lucknow-with-just-10-minutes-of-fuel-remaining-2070646
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vt-tnh#214aa0ab
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VTI944/history/20190715/0920Z/VABB/VIDP

Similar accident: Air India 890 in January 2014: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20140105-2


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jul-2019 09:07 harro Added
17-Jul-2019 09:07 harro Updated [Photo]
17-Jul-2019 10:01 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 10:24 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 11:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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