Pilot lands plane with 127 passengers ‘blind’ after hailstones shattered cockpit windscreen

Pilot lands plane with 127 passengers 'blind' after hailstones shattered cockpit windscreen

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 after landing the Airbus A320 at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Thursday.

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