Plane flies blind after hail breaks windshield

It’s every pilot’s worst nightmare: stuck in the middle of a hail storm with hundreds of passengers on board when the windshield suddenly breaks.This came true for the pilots of Delta 1889 from Boston to Salt Lake City, who were forced to make an emergency landing in Denver after their cockpit window shattered and the nose cone tore away.Visibility was so poor that the plane was heavily compromised during flight and landing, reports ABC News.Passenger Rob Wessman told the station that due to the heavy turbulence, people on the flight were holding hands and crying.”I was nervous,” he told ABC. “I was messaging my wife, actually. ‘Hey, this is pretty scary.’ “Another passenger captured the below photo of the heavy damage inflicted on the plane.”#Delta should give the pilot of my flight a sizable bonus for saving our butts,” wrote Beau Sorensen on Twitter, adding that he was glad to be alive.”The flight landed without incident, and passengers were re-accommodated on another aircraft. The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority,” a Delta Airlines spokesperson said.

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