China, July 27: 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 authority CAAC. All passengers and crew members on the Tianjin Airlines' flight were safe, according to the sources.
According to the details, The domestic flight was traveling from Tianjin, a major Chinese port city, to Haikou, a popular beach destination, when it encountered the severe weather. The flight number GS7865 was struck by hailstones about two hours into its four-hour-long journey.