Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hail storm dents nose, shatters windshield on Delta flight


Hail smashed in the nose and seriously damaged the windshield of a Delta Airlines flight on Friday, forcing the pilots to divert the flight

Images posted to Twitter showed that the nose cone, which houses the plane's radar, had almost entirely collapsed and the paint had been shredded off. The windshield also appeared to have been shattered. The flight was on its way to Salt Lake City from Boston when it was caught in a storm

The plane, Delta flight 1889, an Airbus A320, ended up making an emergency landing at Denver International Airport despite major visibility issues for the pilots due to the damaged windshield Read more...

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