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Asiana Airbus 321 lands with no nose, no radar, no view after hailstorm encounte
12 June 2006

On June 9, an Asiana Airlines Airbus A.321-200 (HL7594) encountered a severe hailstorm during a domestic flight in South Korea. Flight 8942 was en route from Jeju (CJU) to Seoul-Gimpo (SEL) when it encoutered the storm over Anyang, one hour into the flight. The nose radome and weather radar were destroyed. The wind shields of the flight deck were cracked and the forward view obstructed. A safe emergency landing was carried out at Seoul. (Donga)