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    Default Interesting blind emergency landing

    Atlas A320 with 212 pax and 6 crew had to perform a blind manual landing at Ataturk after hail completely shattered the windshield (leaving zero forward visibility), destroyed the nose cone, and reportedly caused issues that prevented an autoland.

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    Oopsie, thanks and fixed.

    In AvHerlad's entry one comment says that there is a portrait video out there, I could not find it but it would be very interesting to have another perspective, especially if it's from a pax inside the plane.

    http://avherald.com/h?article=4ac397e5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Atlas A320 with 212 pax and 6 crew had to perform a blind manual landing at Ataturk after hail completely shattered the windshield (leaving zero forward visibility), destroyed the nose cone, and reportedly caused issues that prevented an autoland.

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    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox?compose=15d9e9e057502823
    Resolution isn't very good but I don't see much in the way of flaps and the landing speed seems excessive to me. They entered hail shortly after takeoff. I wonder if the flaps were still out and were damaged. The loss of autoland might have been due to probe failure or due to unusual configuration (which can cause unreliable autopilot behavior).

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    To quote a favorite forumite: That looks like paperwork.

    And, the outsider ass hat parlour talk of why don't they "just" develop a special new hail radar for planes?
    Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3WE View Post
    And, the outsider ass hat parlour talk of why don't they "just" develop a special new hail radar for planes?
    Because of the confusion that would be caused between crew members when the radar mode needs to be changed and one tells the other to "go to hail"?

    Kidding aside it looks like radar technology exists that can detect hail but it apparently hasn't been applied to aircraft yet: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/s...ail/detection/
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