Jesus Esparza, a passenger on the flight, told KENS he could hear hail striking the aircraft.
There were no reports of injuries, KENS reported.
Here’s some more pics from inside American Airlines flight 1897 from SA to PHX but had to make an emergency landing in EP. AA confirms damage caused by weather. 130 passengers, 5 crew members. Landed safely pic.twitter.com/uAnTkuAxKk