Istanbul freak storm: Plane hit by 'golf ball-sized hail stones' makes emergency landing
The thunderstorm, which lasted only 20 minutes, destroyed buildings, paralysed traffic and caused flash floods across the Turkish city.
Hail stones as "large as golf balls" battered a passenger jet forcing it to make an emergency landing in the Aegean city of Canakkale.
The freak weather damaged the paint on the Turkish Airline jet's nose, with cracks visible on the pilots' window.
The jet was one of 16 to be rerouted from their planned destination of Ataturk airport, Istanbul, the pro-government Anadolu news agency reported.
According to officials, over 7,000 emergency workers... read more
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