Airline: Sichuan Airlines
Aircraft: Airbus A319-133
Age: Around 7 years
On Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633 from Chongqing to Lhasa one Cockpit windshield went lost at FL332. The airplane made an emergency decent to FL240. A further decent wasn’t possible because of the high terrain.
The lost windshield caused cockpit parts to be sucked out of the aircraft (see picture), a cabin pressure plunge, and a failure of the Flight Control Unit (see picture).
The airplane diverted and landed safely with busted tires and two injured crew members (1 Pilot, 1 Cabin) in Chengdu.
The crew did an amazing job here.
Look at this picture. That’s not something you see everyday.
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- Creator: Unknown
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