Pilot praised for landing plane unable to see after hail smashed windscreen - New Zealand Herald

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 ...

WATCH: Breathtaking video of how a pilot saved 127 lives as he flew almost blind after hailstorm hit jet - Financial Express

A video of a pilot's emergency landing of a plane whose windscreen was 'severely damaged' after being hit by golf ball sized hailstones is going viral on the internet. By: FE Online | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2017 9:17 PM. 248. Shares. Facebook ...

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. The pilot, who landed the damaged passenger ...

Hailstones 'the size of hen's eggs' couldn't bring down a Bristol-built Airbus A320 - Bristol Post

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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 ...