The fuselage fell off the plane. During the flight, the machine fell into hail

The fuselage fell off the plane.  During the flight, the machine fell into hail

A plane flying from Majorca had to make an emergency landing after losing its fuselage. The machine was destroyed after contact with intense hail.

An Austrian Airlines plane landed safely in Vienna after a severe hailstorm ripped off a large part of its front section. The machine flying from Palma on Majorca was struggling with extreme weather, which also led to cracks in the skin. Also damaged were: windows.

Part of the fuselage fell off the plane

As reported by AirLive, whose editors monitor emergency situations in the sky, the 23-year-old Airbus A320 of Austrian Airlines encountered a storm after taking off from Palma on Majorca. Photos have appeared online showing what the machine looked like after it hit a heavy hailstorm.

Photos published online show the plane with part of the fuselage torn off. The front of the vehicle was destroyed, as well as the aerodynamic cover protecting the front of the machine. The rest of the “covering” was dented where it came into contact with the hail.

Two windows directly in front of the pilots suffered significant damage but remained intact. Planes are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, including hail, lightning and turbulence.

This is another such situation

The effects of bad weather have been increasingly observed in aviation in recent days. During one flight, the plane encountered such turbulence that one person died. The incident occurred on board a Singapore Airlines plane.

Flight OS434 was en route from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, to Vienna, Austria, when it entered a “storm cell,” Austrian Airlines said in a statement to ABC News.

“I think we were about 20 minutes from landing when we went into a cloud of hail and thunderstorms and the turbulence started,” said Emmeley Oakley, a passenger on the plane.

Oakley said travelers heard hailstones hitting the plane. Some passengers called the flight attendants for help.

“The cabin crew did a really good job of reassuring people,” Oakley added.

Despite the difficult final stage, the plane landed safely at Vienna-Schwechat Airport and the passengers were ultimately uninjured.

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