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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169632
Last updated: 10 December 2020
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Date:09-SEP-2014
Time:c. 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-202
Owner/operator:Air Europa
Registration: EC-JPF
C/n / msn: 733
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 272
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:N of Buenos Aires -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ)
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Narrative:
Air Europa flight UX41 from Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Argentina sustained damage after flying through a hailstorm.
The airplane was descending through FL250 towards Buenos Aires when the incident happened. A safe landing was made on Ezeiza's runway 11 at 07:58.
The Airbus A330 had sustained damage to co-pilots windscreen and the nose cone was punctured.

Weather reported at Ezeiza about the time of the incident (10:30 UTC) and landing (about 11:00 UTC)
SAEZ 091100Z 18020KT 5000 TSRA BKN010 FEW045CB OVC080 16/15 Q1002
SAEZ 091040Z 18015G27KT 150V220 5000 TSRA BKN007 FEW045CB OVC050 20/19 Q1002
SAEZ 091028Z 17014KT 140V210 5000 TSRA BKN007 FEW045CB OVC050 20/19 Q1001
SAEZ 091000Z 29007KT 230V320 9000 -TSRA BKN020 FEW050CB OVC080 20/19 Q1000

3.2 Conclusiones del análisis
Durante la fase de descenso de un vuelo comercial internacional regular, ingreso de la aeronave en un área de tormentas, con importante actividad convectiva, granizo y turbulencia severa, resultando la aeronave con daños leves, debido a:
a) Programación del descenso en una zona con CB dispersos pronosticados, sin el análisis adecuado.
b) No utilizar los recursos tecnológicos disponibles para la detección de la actividad de desarrollo vertical, de acuerdo con la normativa vigente en la empresa explotadora.
c) Inadecuada percepción del peligro meteorológico.
Condición latente causal probable:
Deficiencia en la empresa aérea para inducir las conductas operativas comprometidas con la gestión de la seguridad operacional en las tripulaciones.

Sources:

https://www.clarin.com/ciudades/avion-granizo-air_europa-danos-temporal_0_Hy8zyCFcvXx.html
https://jiaac.gob.ar/files/342-14.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 Apr 2013 EC-JPF Air Europa 0 Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD) min
Tailstrike.
1 Oct 2020 AP-BNE Serene Air 0 74 NM N of Nawabshah unk

Media:


Images:

Photo of EC-JPF courtesy AirHistory.net


Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (LEMD / MAD)
5 December 2019; (c) TavoCruz


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Sep-2014 16:47 harro Added
09-Sep-2014 16:54 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
09-Sep-2014 17:06 harro Updated [Location, Photo, ]
16-Jul-2020 14:47 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2020 14:48 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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