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Hero Pilot Lands Safely Through Giant Hail - Popular Mechanics

Stunning footage out of Turkey shows a Ukrainian commercial pilot saving the lives of his entire flight while his plane was being smashed with huge hailstones. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. The Airbus A320, captained by Alexander Akopov and ...and more »

Pilot Impressively Lands Plane 'Blind' After Hail Destroys Windshield - Travel+Leisure

After giant hail — the size of golf balls — shattered the windshield of the Airbus A320, AtlasGlobal Captain Alexander Akopov successfully landed the aircraft at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Thursday, saving 121 passengers and six crew members on board.and more »

Jaw-dropping pictures show what hailstones can do to your aircraft - Mashable

If there's a modern definition of hero, airplane pilots should definitely be included. SEE ALSO: Footage shows plane's impressive emergency landing on a highway. Take Alexander Akopov, the Ukrainian captain whose Cyprus-bound aircraft carrying 127 ...and more »

Pilot lands Airbus at Ataturk airport 'blind' after hailstones shatter windscreen - The Independent

A pilot carried out a heart-stopping emergency landing during which he couldn't see – after giant hailstones shattered the windscreen of his severely damaged jet. Captain Alexander Akopov picked up the Ukrainian Order For Courage in his home country ...and more »

Pilot landed blind after hailstorm broke windscreen - The Times

A pilot has been decorated for landing a passenger jet safely during a storm in Istanbul despite giant hailstones having smashed the aircraft's windscreen. Pieces of ice the size of cricket balls cracked the cockpit windshield of Captain Alexander ...and more »

Pilot Lands Plane 'Blind' In Turkey During Mammoth Storm - Huffington Post Australia

A pilot has landed a plane carrying 127 people in Turkey amid a massive storm. Captain Alexander Akopov, a pilot for the Turkish airline AtlasGlobal, managed to navigate the golf ball-sized hailstones, heavy rain and violent winds to land the A320 at ...and more »

Moment hero pilot saves 127 by landing Airbus 'BLIND' after hailstones smash windscreen -

His brave action in returning to land safely at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport with 127 passengers on board won praise today. Videos show the severe external damage to the Airbus A320 from a sudden unexpected hail attack in a thunder storm, and passengers ...and more »

Hero pilot lands plane 'BLIND' as hailstorm destroys passenger jet's windscreen - Daily Star

An amazing video shows the plane – with 127 passengers on board – coming in to land at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. Photos show the severe external damage to the Airbus A320 after the sudden unexpected hail attack. Onboard, passengers were crying and ...and more »

Hero pilot praised for saving 127 tourists after plane windscreen was smashed in freak hailstorm -

A pilot has been awarded a national medal of courage for safely landing a packed passenger jet “blind” after its windshield was smashed by giant hailstones in a violent storm over Turkey. The Airbus A320, flown by Ukranian captain Alexander Akopov and ...and more »

Ukrainian pilot cyber-bullied for landing hail-damaged passenger aircraft - Pravda

Alexander Akopov, a pilot of Turkish airline AtlasGlobal, who managed to land a hail-damaged airliner at the airport of Istanbul, became a target of malicious attacks on the part of radical-minded Ukrainians. 5 comments 79 share. Ukrainian pilot cyber ...and more »