Airbus Beluga Suffers Cracked Windshield On Approach To Land


Aviation website The Aviation Herald is reporting an emergency incident involving one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft while on route to Hawarden Airport (CEG) in North Wales. The Airbus Super Transporter A300-600ST registration F-GSTB or Beluga as it is more commonly referred to was operating flight BGA-134B from Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW) to Hawarden Airport (CEG) near the English city of Chester. As the plane was making its approach the pilot reported an “in-flight anomaly” of a cracked windshield. Welsh emergency services were dispatched to the scene and included a duty operational manager in a rapid response vehicle, six fire engines and a medevac helicopter from the Welsh Ambulance Service. The aircraft landed safely on runway 22 at around 15:30 and is still on the ground at Hawarden Airport (CEG). 


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