Many of you seem to forget about the heroic AirTran DC-9 Story. (As I hear it)
It was a dark and stormy night (Hey, I've always wanted to start it like that), and AirTran flight **** was coming in for landing when the pilot entered a huge hailstorm. It cracked all windshields, and caused extensive damage to the aircraft, but he managed to keep his cool, and he brought his crippled airplane for a smooth landing. I believe that pilot has since died in a car accident. http://www.s-t.com/daily/05-98/05-09-98/a01wn008.htm
Here is the story
Ok, More Ironic then heroic, but you catch my drift.
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