Incident Airbus A321-211 (WL) PT-XPB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173691
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Date:Sunday 8 February 2015
Time:c. 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-211 (WL)
Owner/operator:TAM Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-XPB
MSN: 6414
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5B3/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL) -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL)
Destination airport:Fortaleza Airport (FOR)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An Airbus A321-200 (PT-XFB), operating TAM Linhas Aéreas flight JJ3307 from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Brazil to Fortaleza, Brazil, turned back to land at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão sustaining damage in a hail storm.
The airplane took off from runway 18 at 17:18 hours local time. After depature the aircraft entered a hail storm, damaging the flight deck wind screen and nose cone.
The airplane climbed to about 17600 feet before turning back to Rio de Janeiro. A safe landing was made on runway 18 at 18:02 hours.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 December 2020 PT-XPB LATAM Brasil 0 Brasília-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, DF (BS min
Bird strike



Weather image from Wunderground at 17:41 hours local time, showing severe weather in the departure route of runway 18 at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão (red pin).

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10-Feb-2015 07:45 harro Added
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10-Feb-2015 08:45 harro Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
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