Hail badly damages China Southern jet

The windshield was 'basically opaque' during the incident. Photo / GoFly
The windshield was 'basically opaque' during the incident. Photo / GoFly

Shocking photos show the windshields of a China Southern Airlines jet turned "basically opaque" when it landed during a hail storm.

The China Southern Airlines Airbus A320-200 had flown from Guangzhou to Chengdu in China when a hail storm hit as the aircraft made its descent

The aircraft landed safely at Chengdu Airport. Photo / GoFly
The aircraft landed safely at Chengdu Airport. Photo / GoFly

The Aviation Herald reported hail had caused both windshields to become "basically opaque".


Despite severe damage to the nose of the aircraft, the crew managed a safe landing at Chengdu Airport, with no injuries reported.

- nzherald.co.nz

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