July 14, 2024

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The storm left the plane “without a nose” (video)

Panic reigned on June 9 on a plane flying from Spain to Austria – the plane with 173 passengers was seriously damaged during the storm.

How told CNN Greece edition, the “nose” of the plane literally fell apart. In addition, the upper part of the cabin was bent, and the glass in its windows was cracked. However, the Austrian Airlines plane, which took off from Palma de Mallorca in Spain and was en route to Vienna in Austria, landed safely at its destination. Austrian Airlines said in a statement to CNNi on Monday:

“The Airbus A320 was damaged by hail during yesterday's flight OS434 from Palma de Mallorca to Vienna. The aircraft was detected in a storm cell on approach to Vienna, which the flight crew said was not visible on weather radar. According to available information, the hail damaged two front windows of the aircraft’s cabin, its nose and some trim parts.”

A thunderstorm cell is a mass of air containing currents that can cause severe turbulence when an aircraft is in its path. This is a type of thundercloud characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone – a rotating upward air flow of medium scale.

Previously we told about the panic on the London-Singapore flight: one death and dozens injured due to severe turbulence.

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