S7 Airlines Airbus A320’s Windshield Cracks After Flying Through Hail
An S7 Airlines Airbus A320’s windshields outer lanes cracked after flying through a thunderstorm with hail.
The Airbus A320-200, registration VP-BOL was performing flight S7-1146 from Chelyabinsk to Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.
As the aircraft was climbing out after departure, it flew through a thunderstorm and encounter hail causing both windshields to crack.
The flight crew continued the flight to Moscow for a safe landing two hours later at Domodedovo Airport.
Hail can cause significant damage to the aircraft and airlines often delay or cancel flights if the risk of a hail storm is imminent.
A cracked windshield is among the most common damages suffered when flying through a hail storm.