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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181222
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-111
Owner/operator:Aurora Airlines
Registration: VP-BWL
MSN: 2243
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 129
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:NE of Khabarovsk -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Khabarovsk-Novy Airport (KHV/UHHH)
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP)
Aurora Airlines flight 5684 returned to land at Khabarovsk-Novy Airport, Russia, after the captain's rear side window pane shattered.

The Airbus A319 took off from Khabarovsk at 10:31 hours local time, bound for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport. Some 19 minutes into the flight the left hand rear side window pane on the flight deck shattered. The airplane was climbing through 36575 feet at the time. The flight immediately descended to 6000 feet, while turning back to Khabarovsk. To the northeast of the airport the flight flew six circuits in a holding pattern to burn fuel. The aircraft then landed safely on runway 23L at 11:55 hours.



Photo of VP-BWL courtesy

Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
2 June 2011; (c) Pertti Sipilš

Photo: Far Eastern transport investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

Revision history:

11-Nov-2015 09:35 Hans Gruber Added
11-Nov-2015 09:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
11-Nov-2015 09:47 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2015 09:48 harro Updated [Photo, ]

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