News Plane incidents — 12 July 2017

DAYTONA BEACH — A Delta Airlines flight headed from Atlanta to Haiti made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Daytona Beach International Airport after hail cracked the aircraft’s windshield, officials said.

The Airbus 320 departed Atlanta with 157 passengers on its way to Port-au-Prince when it ran into bad weather, said Jay Cassens, the airport’s director of business development.

The airplane landed safely in Daytona Beach shortly after 3:51 p.m. A second plane was on its way to take the passengers on to Haiti, Cassens said.

Firefighters with Volusia County Fire Services, Daytona Beach and Port Orange were on standby at the airport as the plane approached, authorities said.

Dispatchers relaying information said the Airbus 320 was inbound with a cracked outer windshield but that the inner windshield was intact.

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Haiti made an emergency landing Monday at Daytona Beach International Airport after it was struck by hail.

Officials at the Florida airport confirmed 132 people were on board flight A320 when the windshield and nose cone were cracked.

Passengers are expected to board a flight to Haiti on Tuesday.

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