Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 loses windscreen in flight

Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 was in flight from Chongqing to Lhasa at 32,000 feet when it lost its right main windscreen. The flight diverted safely to Chengdu.

Photos obtained by China Aviation Review show the missing windscreen and the extent of the damage to the flight deck.

Flight data

The flight data show an uneventful flight until 41 minutes into the flight at 23:08 UTC, when the aircraft makes a rapid descent from 32,000 to 23,500 and then further descends on approach to Chengdu.

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Aircraft information

3U8633 was operated by B-6419, an Airbus A319 delivered to the airline in 2011.