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Delta flight from West Palm Beach to New York diverted after hail damages nose

What was first thought to be damage from a bird, turned out to be hail damage.
Credit: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File
FILE: A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Delta flight from West Palm Beach to New York LaGuardia had to land at New York's JFK after a mechanical issue Monday evening.

Forty-three customers were on board Flight 1076. The jet landed safely, and nobody was hurt.

It was first reported that a bird caused the damage to the aircraft, but the airline says the plane encountered a storm and sustained hail damage to its nose.

The airline says the plane will be out of service for a few days for repairs.

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