Ukrainian pilots in Istanbul almost blindly put bruised airliner: element damaged nose fairing with all the gauges and the windshield of the cab, making it opaque because of the many cracks. On the video of the landing can be seen as pilot Alexander Akopov landed the plane with a great roll, and the Turkish spotters at this time shouting: “He will not sit, do not sit down”.
According to the website Avianews, the incident occurred the evening of 27 July. The Airbus A320 performed a UH250 flight Kharkov-Istanbul and then at 18:40 flew from Istanbul to Ercan.
Atlasglobal in a statement quoted by Turkish aviation publishing Аirporthaber, says that after the flight to Ercan the plane was caught in a storm at an altitude of 1200 meters and received significant damage to the nose and windshield, after which the pilot decided to return to Istanbul.
The commander of the aircraft on the flight KK1010 from Istanbul to Ercan was Alexander Akopov. After landing, he explained that much banked the plane to the side window to see where the landing strip.
The photos show that the A320 is actually a fractured nose, and the windshield is so damaged by hail that was completely opaque.
According to TSNon Board during the emergency landing were 121 passengers and six crew members. Akopov after landing, could not hide his joy: “I am 30 years of flying. Well, you saw how the plane landed? Normal? Passengers alive… the Usual professional reliability. Our locator showed no is a weather phenomenon (grad), because it happened. It was hard. But the main thing is people are safe”.