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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243834
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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Date:12-OCT-2020
Time:14:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N462UA
C/n / msn: 1272
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Destination airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD)
Narrative:
United Airlines flight UA349 returned to land at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL, USA, after the cockpit windscreen suffered cracks after the aircraft was struck by hail.
The incident occurred as the aircraft was climbing over Lake Michigan at an altitude of about FL150. A safe landing was made back at O'Hare Airport, 28 minutes after takeoff.

Weather at O'Hare Airport about the incident time (1925Z):
KORD 121946Z 29011G20KT 10SM VCTS BKN017 BKN049 OVC060 14/11 A2971 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 RAE37 P0004
KORD 121935Z 30014G23KT 10SM VCTS -RA SCT017 OVC049 14/11 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT E P0004 T01390106
KORD 121927Z 29012G23KT 10SM -RA SCT015 BKN034 OVC050 14/11 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT E AND S P0004 T01390106
KORD 121901Z 29017G26KT 8SM -RA FEW010 BKN015 OVC042 13/11 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1854 LTG DSNT SE AND S P0004 T01330111

Sources:

https://abc7chicago.com/6975417/?ex_cid=TA_WLS_TW&taid=5f85841aedfe080001a383f6
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL349/history/20201012/1903Z/KORD/KORD

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 Jan 2008 N462UA United Airlines 0 Newark Liberty International Airport non


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2020 15:03 harro Added

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