Event Details

Title:Aircraft damage in hailstorm west of Helsinki on 21.7.2001
Micro summary:This McDonnell Douglas MD-81 experienced hail damage to its radome and empennage in cruise.
Event Time:2001-07-21 at 1407 UTC
File Name:2001-07-21-FI.pdf
Publishing Agency:Finland Accident Investigation Board (AIB)
Publishing Country:Finland
Report number:B 5/2001 L
Site of event:west of Helsinki
Departure:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Marsta, Sweden
Destination:Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Helsinki, Finland
Airplane Type(s):McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81 (MD-81)
Flight Phase:Cruise
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On Saturday 21 July 2001 at 14.07 co-ordinated universal time (UTC) there was an aircraft incident west of Helsinki, in which a Douglas DC-9-81 aeroplane (MD81) owned by Commercial Aviation Leasing Ltd and operated by Scandinavian Airlines System Ab (SAS), call sign SAS1700, registered LN-RMT, flew into a severe hailstorm in clouds while on a scheduled passenger flight from Stockholm-Arlanda to Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The aircraft radome was damaged and the windshields in front of the pilots were cracked. In addition, the engine inlet cowls and leading edges of wings and stabilisers were dented by hail. There were 63 passengers and six crew members on board.
Learning Keywords:Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage
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