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Moment hero pilot saves 127 by landing Airbus 'BLIND' after hailstones smash windscreen - Express.co.uk

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 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.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 »

These photos show how hailstones can destroy 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 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 »

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 »

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

A Bristol-built passenger jet has made a miraculous landing after being caught in a severe storm. The Airbus A320 made at Filton was carrying 127 tourists when it suffered severe damage the freak storm. Gigantic hailstones cracked the cockpit ...and more »

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

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 »

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

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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.and more »