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Hero pilot lands plane full of tourists 'blind' after hailstones crack windscreen and 'severely' damage jet - Mirror.co.uk

A hero pilot has landed a plane full of 127 tourists "blind" after giant hailstones severely damaged the plane's nose and cockpit cracking the aircraft's windscreen. Amazing footage shows how the pilot's brave actions saved the lives of those on board ...and more »

Hero Pilot Lands Flight 'Blind' After Hail Storm Damage - TravelPulse

Don't look now, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, but there may be a new hero in town. After hail damaged his aircraft, Captain Alexander Akopov brought 127 tourists to safely landing his plane “blind” in Istanbul. If you have ever wondered what hail the ...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 ...and more »

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. AMAZING Hero Pilot's Emergency Landing Filmed in Istanbul. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If ...and more »

This is what happens when golfball-sized hailstones strike an airplane - Mashable

Take Alexander Akopov, the Ukrainian captain whose Cyprus-bound aircraft carrying 127 people was battered by a epic hailstorm just 10 minutes after take-off from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. Golfball-sized hailstones damaged the A320's nose, shattering ...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 »

Ukrainian-Armenian Pilot Praised for 'Blind' Landing in Istanbul Amid Massive Hailstorm - Armenian Weekly

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently awarded Ukrainian-Armenian pilot Captain Alexander Akopov with the Ukrainian Order of Courage after he landed a plane carrying 127 people in Turkey amid a massive hailstorm. Captain ...and more »

Pilot saves 127 passengers in 'blind' landing after hailstones shatter plane windscreen - AsiaOne

A Ukrainian captain from AtlasGlobal, a Turkish airline, has been hailed as a hero for making a safe landing after an unexpected hail storm wrecked the aircraft's windscreen last Friday (July 28). With low visibility, Captain Alexander Akopov was ...and more »

Hero pilot lands plane 'blind' in Istanbul as hailstones shatter windscreen - Sky News

The Airbus A320 had 121 passengers and six crew on board, who all broke out into applause as the plane came to a halt. 12:56, UK, Tuesday 01 August 2017. Atlasglobal jet pilot makes blind landing in Istanbul after hailstones shatter windscreen. Image ...and more »

Pilot lands plane 'blind' after hailstones shatter front of aircraft - Metro

This is the moment a pilot landed a passenger plane 'blind' after giant hailstones damaged the cockpit's windows. Captain Alexander Akopov was praised after touching down safely at Ataturk Airport, in Istanbul, Turkey. Knifeman jumped into coffee stall ...and more »