Sunday August 09, 2015

Don’t Fly Your Airbus Into A Hailstorm

To clarify, the pilot wasn’t insane; he actually got caught in a rapidly developing storm as he attempted to avoid another. I guess this guy is a hero for managing to land a plane with a ruined windshield.

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This was the second Delta aircraft to be seriously damaged in flight by hail in the past few months. In May, a Delta flight from Detroit to Seoul was denied permission from Chinese air traffic controllers to change course around a thunderstorm, and incurred major damage from large hail. That plane, a Boeing 747, also had its nosecone dented. The 747 was subsequently written off and sold for spare parts.