Monday, 27 May 2019

Hailstones damage China Southern A380 forcing a mayday call from the captain.

A China Southern Airlines Airbus A380 has been damaged by hail during a flight from Guangzhou Baiyun International to Beijing International forcing the captain to declare an emergency situation and issue a mayday call.

The double-decker's captain He Xianghang issued a mayday after the hailstones caused major damage to the jets windscreens and the nose cone - which houses the aircraft's radar. Over an hour later he bought the stricken jet into a safe landing into Beijing. 

The aircraft had been flying at around 37,000 near Henan at the time of the incident and although the aircraft flew through severe turbulence there are no reports of any injuries to those onboard the aircraft.   

Images AsiaWire

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