A plane had to make an emergency landing in China yesterday after being battered by hailstones at more than 32,000 feet.
Huge lumps of ice smashed the plane's nose cone and shattered two windscreens in the cockpit, according to pictures released by Chinese aviation authorityCAAC.
All passengers and crew members on the Tianjin Airlines' flight were safe, according to the carrier.
kidding, Forest, Guernsey, 3 days ago
Thought onboard radar highlighted pilots of upcoming nasty weather. Obviously not
Olderbutnonethewiser, Halifax, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Weather radar is not always infallible and not always possible to go round bad weather.
Stephen B., Adelaide, Australia, 2 days ago
Seeing and avoiding are two different things. Airborne weather radar can't easily differentiate between heavy rain and hail.
Hal Wolkowski, Ann Arbor, United States, 1 day ago
Maybe if they were paying attention and had looked at their radar they could have made other plans. Perhaps they were asleep, or were having a smoke break.
chri, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Now we know why we are having the hot weather, China is manipulating the weather again to clear the pollution from its cities.
Giraffe ears, London, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Wow! Must've been terrifying
jay, up north, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Wow that's really scary, imagine being in the cockpit.
PJ the undecided, Ipswich, United Kingdom, 3 days ago
Glad the pilots got them down safely.
Stevie_SFV, Los Angeles, United States, 2 days ago
Lucky the plane wasn't Chinese built.