Plane plunges 'like a rollercoaster' as nose and windows destroyed by hail in thunderstorm
A passenger jet plunged through the air "like a rollercoaster” after it flew into a thunderstorm, dropping thousands of feet as it was bombarded with strong winds, hail and lightning. Scariest flight of my life,” said Jesse Esparza, who was aboard the American Airlines flight from San Antonio, Texas, to Phoenix, Arizona. With its nose and windscreen badly damaged by hail, the plane was forced to divert to El Paso for an emergency landing.
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