Hailstorm forces Delta aircraft emergency landing

Hailstorm forces Delta aircraft emergency landing

A severe hailstorm badly damaged the windscreen and nose cone of a Delta Air Lines flight, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

The Airbus A320 was caught up in a storm as it flew from Boston to Salt Lake City and was rerouted to Denver after suffering damage.

The windscreen was cracked by the hail and the aircraft's nosecone was torn off.

Passengers said they could see damage from a lightning strike on one of the engines.

The pilots were able to land Delta flight 1889 safely on Friday night despite the damage to the windscreen, the BBC reported.

One person was taken to hospital in the incident.


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