Aaawww Hail!!!

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  1. Matt308

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    Thought you might enjoy a few pics of what inclement weather can look like.

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    Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 15:56:01 -0600

    Last night circa 2300 our BAX aircraft flight 705BX encountered severe weather over Alberta Canada. The aircraft was cruising at 35,000 feet when it encountered tennis ball sized hail. The pictures below show some of the damage. All landing lights were destroyed, as was the radar. The crew was forced to make a "blind" emergency landing. Upon safe return to the ground the first officer and flight engineer quit. It is expected that the aircraft is a total loss as its structural integrity has been compromised.

    Regards, Eric Collins

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    ...and the final pic.
     

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    ...but total loss?

    Don't think so.
     
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    Thats fu*king insane...
     
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    I saw this one pic of an AV-8B back in ground school that went through I think it was 1/2" hail they determined. I tried finding the pic but couldn't. Looked like guys just lobbed a bunch of grenades on it...
     
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    Pretty Wild!
     
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    That would make for a high pucker factor! Yikes! Could you imagine that in a smaller airplane? ZOINKS!
     
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    :shock: Holy hell! that was bad!
     
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    Not surprised the pilots the quit after that. That sh*t looks like it would of been hell.
     
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    Wow that would have sucked. I have flown through some pretty bad weather but never anything like that. We were flying through the alps and saw the storm one time and turned back and landed at an Austrian Airfield, pulled the aircraft in the hanger and then the hail came.
     
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