Hungarian ultra-low-cost carrier Wizz Air Airbus A321 neo plane suffered hail damage during landing at Catania Airport.
The airline established in 2003 has a huge fleet of 154 aircraft and 315 on Order. The aircraft involved in this incident is Airbus A321-271NX also known as the A321 neo.
Wizz Air hail Damage
The incident took place yesterday on the 8th of August during landing at Catania Airport.
Due to a hail storm at Catania Airport, the Wizz Air aircraft suffered serious damage to its nose structure.
There were intense Thunderstorms, and hail, accompanied by gusty winds at Catania Airport, the hail caused the damage to Wizz air Airbus A321 plane.
There were around 200 Passengers onboard the plane, all are safe and stated,
Due to bad weather, they have a very unpleasant experience, especially during the last phase of the flight.Wizz air passengers statement
It’s also possible by looking at damage to the plane that it might be caused due to a bird strike but hail strom seems more accurate in such a situation.
According to Flight Radar, 24The flight schedule from London Gatwick Airport at 9:55 AM UTC landed on time at Catania airport at 1:04 AM UTC.
The official statement from the airline is awaited and will keep you posted about it on our social media handles so don’t forget to follow us.
Here are some more Images, from some of the sources present at Catania Airport,
About Aircraft and Airline
The registration of the aircraft is G-WUKP and is only a 1-year-old aircraft.
The airline also has its subsidiary, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, and is expanding rapidly with new routes.
We will keep you posted about this soon,
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