Earlier this week, an Air Europa Airbus A330 travelling from Madrid to Buenos Aires flew directly into a rather serious hailstorm, receiving serious damage to the nose and both windshields.
Up until that point, things were rather uneventful on the 12-hour flight. But during the final 20 minutes things got a bit crazy.
"Suddenly, I swear it was like being up [in] a [roller] coaster," said passenger Andrea Ripoll in an Infobae article. At one point, the plane flew into a storm cloud with hail and lightning. Turbulance got so bad that half of 230 passengers on board — including a flight attendant — got sick, noted Ripoll.
"When we landed we [applauded] the pilot but people had a tremendous desperation to get off the plane," said Ripoll. "Everyone agreed they had never had such a landing."
H/t The Blaze!