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Can someone explain the damage distribution on this aircraft that flew through a hailstorm?

Although the exterior of a jet airliner may just look like uniform aluminum with windows, the construction is actually much different than the outward appearance suggests. The front of modern jet ...
End Antisemitic Hate's user avatar
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Can someone explain the damage distribution on this aircraft that flew through a hailstorm?

The windscreen. As you can see from the photo, hailstones struck the forward windows almost perpendicularly, and the side windows almost parallel. The window material is layers of glass and plastic, ...
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Can someone explain the damage distribution on this aircraft that flew through a hailstorm?

Just to add something to the other answers: What it might have happened to the radome is that it has been damaged enough to loose its structural integrity and the missing piece(s) has just flown away. ...
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