American Airlines Flight Forced to Land Due to Severe Weather

The nose and windshield of the airplane sustained hail damage

An American Airlines flight was diverted to El Paso Sunday night due to severe weather, officials say.

American Airlines flight 1897 departed from San Antonio International Airport at 6:57 p.m. Saturday en route to Phoenix, but landed in El Paso after the aircraft sustained damage due to weather about two hours into the flight, according to the airlines. 

The aircraft, an Airbus A319, landed at 8:03 p.m. MST with 130 passengers and five crew members, the airlines said. No injuries have been reported.

The nose and windshield of the airplane sustained hail damage.

Read the full statement from American Airlines:

"American Airlines flight 1897, from San Antonio to Phoenix, diverted to El Paso due to damage sustained by weather in flight. The aircraft, an Airbus A319 with 130 passengers and a crew of five, landed safely at 8:03 p.m. MT. The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance team. We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused."

Another plane was assigned to the flight to continue the trip to Phoenix. 

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