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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268461
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:18-SEP-2021
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ALM
MSN: 1583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:over southern India -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI)
Destination airport:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK)
Investigating agency: DCA Sri Lanka
Narrative:
SriLankan Airlines flight UL1265, an Airbus A330-343, was climbing through FL340 over southern India when the captain's and first officer's windshield shattered during a hail storm.
Subsequently the aircraft returned to CMB and an overweight landing was carried out 60 minutes after takeoff. 
The aircraft resumed service 32 hours later.

Sources:

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/serious-incident-to-the-airbus-a330-registered-4r-alm-operated-by-srilankan-on-18-09-2021-en-route/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/4r-alm#29319b06


Images:

Photo of 4R-ALM courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
21 July 2015; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2021 19:22 harro Added
10-Oct-2021 19:22 harro Updated [Category]

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