Thursday, July 27, the Ukrainian pilot Alexander Akopov, who was at the controls of an Airbus A320 Turkish company Atlasglobal, put the liner in the Istanbul airport, despite the hailstorm and emergency situation, according to Argeo.
The hail had broken the nose of the plane and the windshield. According to eyewitnesses, in salon the panic has begun, but the crew was brave, calming the passengers.
Saturday, July 29, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the pilot to Alexander Akopov, to personally Express our admiration for his deed. Poroshenko also announced that he had signed a decree awarding Akopova with the order «For courage» III degree and promised to personally give out the award after the return of the pilot to Ukraine, writes UNIAN.
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