NEWS Hail Breaks Airbus Windshield and Destroys Nosecone

A Brazilian Airbus A321-200 operating as TAM airlines flight JJ-3307 had to return to Rio de Janeiro and perform an emergency landing after sustaining substantial damage upon entering an embedded thunderstorm wrought with hail. Hail and turbulence caused severe damage to the radome of this A321 #TAM yesterday!!Emergency ldg! Via tráfico aéreo pic.twitter.com/VcQbsmKqnC— ✈Monica-✈ (@vargasmoni)…

Southwest statement after missing inspection

Operational Impact Minimized as FAA approves plan to complete inspections within five daysSouthwest Airlines discovered an overdue maintenance check required to be performed on the standby hydraulic system, which serves as a back-up to the primary hydraulic systems. As a result of this discovery, 128  -700 aircraft were identified as having overflown a required check.…