- Posted February 17, 2013 by
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Hail Damages Plane, Forced to return
Less than five minutes into the flight and with the plane surrounded by dark clouds, extreme turbulence hit the plane, stopped for a minute and then resumed. Passengers' screams filled the plane. And, then the plane dropped suddenly again filling the plane with gasps and screams.
For about ten minutes, the pilots tried to rise above the clouds and thunderstorm cells, but to no avail. The pilots then began to descend which further concerned knowledgeable passengers since no announcement had been made on the reason for the descent.
Finally, the cockpit announced that the flight would be returning to Cataratas / Iguazu. The reason given was a broken windshield.