A China Southern Airbus A320 airliner had a close call a couple of days ago. The Telegraph reports:
Flight CZ3483 from Guangzhou to Chengdu encountered the freak weather on July 9 ... during its descent into the Chinese city. The hailstones badly cracked the glass of both the aircraft’s windscreens, almost entirely obscuring the view outside and forcing the flight crew to rely on the plane’s instruments.
Photographs also showed significant damage to the plane’s nose section.
There's more at the link.
That's about the worst-damaged aircraft windshield I've ever seen - and I've seen more than a few, during my years of flying in bush planes in Africa. Congratulations to the pilots on being able to land safely. It must have been a hairy approach, to put it mildly! I'm glad I wasn't on board.