Hail destroyed AUA plane: destroyed nose, broken windows

Despite severe hail damage, an AUA aircraft managed to land safely at Vienna-Schwechat on Sunday. Photos on social media show severe damage: the nose is literally shot, windows are smashed.

An Austrian Airlines flight from Palma to Vienna was hit by a thunderstorm over Hartberg. Photos on social media showed the aircraft heavily damaged by hail.

Hail hit the nose of the plane Literally shot to piecesThe The radar was damaged. Engine windows, incl Cockpit front window, covered with hailstones. Despite heavy damage, the pilots landed safely in Vienna.

Hail and thunderstorms hit not only Hartberg but also large parts of Austria on Sunday. In the evening there was lightning and thunder in Vienna. fell in the Tyrol Hailstones the size of tennis balls from heaven.


A thunderstorm that initially moved across southern Burgenland later developed into a tornado on the Hungarian side of the border.



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