According to AvHerald Sunday’s Air France regional HOP flight A5-235 from Paris-Orly to Aurillac experienced a loud noise that could be heard inside the cabin. It turned out there were large cracks and holes in the plane’s fuselage.
Sleeping passengers were awakened by the noise on this 265 mile domestic flight. The pilot told passengers the plane had been struck “with a goose or a block of ice.”
Here are more photos of the damage on the occurrence aircraft.
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When the plane landed a “large hole was discovered in the fuselage just below the left main wing.”
According to the airline ‘a part of the aircraft may have detached during the deployment of the landing gear.’