Getting Pummeled By Hail, Part 1

The radome of this Airbus A321 was destroyed during an encounter with hail. Debris from the radome struck the bottom of the left wing, damaging the skin and the left engine. Photo credit: Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board, Korea Ministry of Construction and Transportation
Much can be learned about the ferocity of hail encounters from those unfortunate enough to have been in the front seat as hail pounded the windshield. The good news is that FAR Part 25 certified aircraft are designed to withstand encounters with this severe weather, and thus flight crews have been...

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