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Royal Jordanian plane damaged by hail strike

Pilots take action after severe weather impacts plane during flight.
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A Royal Jordanian flight to Hong Kong was returned to its starting point in Bangkok less than an hour after take-off, when the aircraft’s fuselage was damaged by severe weather conditions.

The incident took place on Saturday 3rd April, with hail being blamed for causing “minor damages” to the plane, according to a report in the Aviation Herald.

However, pilots were able to safely land at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok around 50 minutes after departure, with 131 passengers on board.

The flight was later cancelled and passengers were re-booked onto other flights.

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