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An airliner shook violently as it flew through a hellish hailstorm that destroyed the nose of the plane and forced it to make an emergency landing. , a harrowing video from the cabin was shown.

LATAM Airlines Paraguay flight LA1325 was hit by bad weather late Wednesday on his flight from Santiago de Chile to the capital Asuncion.

Horrifying footage shows the plane shaking violently as lightning flashes outside and terrified passengers scream inside. No one was injured. A stunning image taken from the ground shows a gaping hole and shattered windshield in the nose of an Airbus A320-200. Chile’s civil aviation directorate said the plane made an emergency landing “due to extreme and unforeseen weather conditions”.

“The matter is being investigated by both the DINAC side and the airline side,” Felix Kanasawa, head of Paraguay’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation, told local radio, Reuters reported. .

An Airbus A320 is hit by a storm, destroying the nose of LATAM Paraguay flight LA1325. The damaged plane carrying 48 passengers was diverted to Brazil’s Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport. LATAM Airlines Paraguay said in a statement that the plane was “hit by bad weather” and had to make an emergency landing.

“Passengers and teams are in top condition “LATAM Paraguay Airlines apologizes for the additional inconvenience this weather phenomenon may have caused to its passengers.”

Damaged aircraft carrying 48 passengers. The plane was diverted to Brazil’s Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport, Simple Flying reported.