Cracked windshield forces American Airlines plane to land in El Paso

An American Airlines flight headed to Phoenix was forced to land in El Paso on Sunday afternoon.

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An American Airlines flight headed to Phoenix was forced to land in El Paso on Sunday afternoon.

Stormy weather caused an American Airlines flight from San Antonio to Phoenix to be diverted to El Paso, Texas, due to a cracked windshield, KENS reported.

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A spokesman for the airline said Flight 1897 was diverted to El Paso “due to damage sustained by weather in flight.”

The aircraft, an Airbus A319, had 130 passengers and a crew of five, the spokesman said.

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Jesus Esparza, a passenger on the flight, told KENS he could hear hail striking the aircraft.

There were no reports of injuries, KENS reported.

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