A LATAM Paraguay flight was damaged after flying through a severe thunderstorm on Wednesday night and making an emergency landing in Asunción, Paraguay. With 48 passengers on board, the Airbus A320-200 with the flight number LA1325 is traveling from Santiago, Chile to Asuncion, Paraguay. Its registration is CC-BAZ.
However, following the go-around, about 40 minutes later, the crew decided to divert to Foz de Iguacu for a safe landing after encountering a severe storm. When the crew decided to start a go-around because of the weather, the aircraft was on its approach to Asuncion’s runway 20 at a height of about 2400 feet MSL.
“The weather that was present during the flight had an effect on the aircraft’s systems and hurt the exterior. The incident that occurred and had an impact on the flight’s safety is regarded as serious by LATAM Airlines “The airline said in a statement. In accordance with aviation laws, LATAM Airlines Paraguay is assisting the local authorities looking into the situation.
The flight’s rough conditions were captured on video that was shot by passengers.
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48 passengers were listed as being on the flight. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported as a result of the incident, the airline claims; however, some passengers and crew members did require treatment after landing.