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    Posted April 3, 2012 by
    EricGould
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    Hail hitting the plane while onboard at DFW

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     EricGould was aboard his flight and ready for takeoff when the pilot informed the cabin there would be a 20 minute delay due to a thunderstorm. The delay turned into another delay, then another, then another. Suddenly, the skies opened up with torrential rain, which almost immediately flooded the tarmac. It began hailing soon after, some pieces as big as a golf ball. “The noise of ice cubes hitting the aluminum exterior of a 757 was as deafening as it was frightening,” says Gould. “Imagine the sound of dropping a bucket of ice cubes onto a metal roof shed for about 10 minutes straight.” Most flights got cancelled, but Gould is grateful he got one of the last hotel rooms in Dallas that day. “I’m probably one of the lucky ones, since I won’t be sleeping in the terminal tonight.”
    - lynnmariefra, CNN iReport producer

    This video shows what it sounds like when golf ball sized hail is hitting your plane while sitting on the runway at DFW Airport during a severe thunderstorm.

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