A severe hailstorm cracked the windshield of an American Airlines jetliner headed to Phoenix (USA) and forced it to divert to El Paso airport, Texas.

Flight 1897 from San Antonio, Texas, to Phoenix, diverted “due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” the airline said in a statement but gave few other details other than the plane sustained damage to “its nose and windshield” from hail.
None of the 130 passengers and crew of five was injured and the plane was able to taxi normally to the gate, the statement said. All passengers were later taken on another plane to their destination.

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