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After diverting to Denver, this was the damage that could be seen on Delta 1889 due to hail. (Photo provided by Jeff Johnson)

A Pilot Explains Hail and How It Can Effect An Aircraft

So who flies into a hail storm? The short answer is nobody does this on purpose. This past Friday, a Delta A320 (flight 1889) with 125 passengers and five crew was enroute from Boston to Salt Lake when it ran into some hail near Denver. The aircraft was heavily damaged and diverted into Denver. There were no injuries other than some passenger anxiety. Hail damage to my plane while flying from Boston to Salt Lake. Emergency landing in Denver. #DL1889…