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'Hero' pilot gets medal for landing blind after hailstorm smashes windscreen -

A Ukrainian pilot has been awarded a medal for his courage after he landed a plane full of passengers "blind" during a storm. Alexander Akopov received the Ukrainian Order For Courage for safely landing the Airbus A320 at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on ...and more »

Ukrainian pilot safely lands after hailstones strike plane at Turkish airport - Daily Pakistan

Turkey – A Ukrainian pilot saved the lives of 127 people after an emergency landing during a heavy hail storm in Turkey's Ataturk airport winning the heart of passengers. Captain Alexander Akopov bravely took out hia plane safely from hailstorm when ...and more »

Hero pilot lands passenger plane 'blind' in Turkey after hailstorm shatters windscreen - The Straits Times

A Ukrainian pilot has been hailed a hero and awarded the country's national medal of courage after he safely landed a passenger plane when a freak hailstorm over Turkey smashed its windscreen. Captain Alexander Akopov was forced to execute a "blind ...and more »

Ukrainian pilot saves 127 lives after deadly hailstorm damages aircraft's nose, shatters the windshields - Hindustan Times

A Ukrainian pilot is being hailed as a hero after he landed an Airbus A320 damaged in a hailstorm, barely able to see the runway through the shattered windshield of the aircraft, according to reports. Captain Alexander Akopov landed the AtlasGlobal jet ...and more »