The Hungarian airline, Wizz Air flew from London to Catania airport on Monday. The flight arrived at its destination but the aircraft was badly damaged by the weather. The hail caused severe damage to the nose of the aircraft. Fortunately, no one was injured. See pictures of what could have easily turned into an accident.
Storm in Sicily
The Weather Sicily Facebook page has reported on the extreme weather conditions in Sicily, Italy. The extreme stormy weather was accompanied by torrential rain, flash floods and hail. Yet the air traffic did not stop. As a result, an aircraft of the Hungarian airline Wizz Air was badly damaged.
Weather Sicily reported the story of the Wizz Air flight on its Facebook page. According to their information, the aircraft was flying from London to the Sicilian city of Catania. It was an Airbus A321-271NX aircraft W95793.
According to Flightradar24, the Wizz Air flight to Catania departed from Gatwick Airport at 11:15 am instead of 10:10 am, with a roughly one-hour delay. The plane landed in Sicily at 15:02. The photos at the bottom of the page clearly show that the aircraft was in serious need of repair. Wizz Air has not commented on the incident yet, reported rtl.hu.
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Expert on the dangerous landing
As we reported earlier, another Wizz Air flight, an Airbus A321neo, landed at the Skiathos Airport in Greece at a lower altitude than usual. The incident was also recorded on video.
Telex.hu spoke to an aviation expert. György Háy, accident investigator and retired pilot, said that the plane did indeed land low. The reason for this is that the runway was short and the pilot must have tried to land hurriedly. This aircraft may have overshot the optimum angle, but it recorded the data, which will be evaluated later.
People cannot be swept away by the plane because the level of the runway is higher than the ground level behind the fence. Nevertheless, the expert warns everyone that it is reckless to go near the plane’s turbine in such places.
Source: telex.hu, facebook.hu
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