An American Airlines flight headed to Phoenix was forced to land in El Paso on Sunday afternoon.
Photo: DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images
Photo: DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images

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A spokesman for the airline said Flight 1897 was diverted to El Paso “due to damage sustained by weather in flight.”

The aircraft, an Airbus A319, had 130 passengers and a crew of five, the spokesman said.

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Jesus Esparza, a passenger on the flight, told KENS he could hear hail striking the aircraft.

There were no reports of injuries, KENS reported.

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