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Airplane Pounded with Damaging Hail on Texas Runway, Obviously Won't Be Taking Off: VIDEO


An American Eagle jet in Abilene, Texas was taxiing to take off yesterday when it was slammed by a storm with hail pellets the size of golf balls. A passenger recorded the deafening seven-minute onslaught. Needless to say, the flight was delayed.


(via the vane)

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  1. This is that part of getting ready for take off where I would be pooping my pants.

    Posted by: C.J. | Jun 13, 2014 3:04:31 PM

  2. God must have been unhappy about gay marriage in Massachusetts, or prostitution in Nevada.

    Posted by: Gregory in Seattle | Jun 13, 2014 3:51:15 PM

  3. Video is faked. Climate change isn't real.

    Posted by: grench | Jun 13, 2014 3:58:08 PM

  4. This is God's righteous judgment on Texas for that evil Texas Republican Party platform. Go for it, God! Shape up, Texas, or it will get worse. Remember the 10 plagues of Egypt. Frogs, lice, and locusts are next.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 13, 2014 3:58:57 PM

  5. Nope, hailstorms aren't new, but their frequency and intensity increase as the oceans and atmosphere heat up.

    Posted by: DavidR | Jun 13, 2014 3:59:52 PM

  6. Actually it is God's punishment to the anti-gay haters in Tx.

    Posted by: ToThePoint | Jun 13, 2014 4:11:52 PM

  7. Awesome! Depending on the size of the hail, if were damaging, I would definitely not fly in that aircraft afterwards!

    Posted by: william | Jun 13, 2014 4:11:59 PM

  8. Darn. There go my plans for a visit to Abilene, TX. Said no one ever.

    Posted by: CMARTini | Jun 13, 2014 4:30:46 PM

  9. That seemed like an awfully long hail storm.

    Posted by: john patrick | Jun 14, 2014 12:16:37 AM

  10. Texas is a nightmare

    Posted by: Honesty | Jun 14, 2014 10:29:24 AM

  11. Now we know what it sounds like to be a corn kernel inside one of those aluminum dome popper thingies.

    Posted by: BobN | Jun 14, 2014 11:58:15 AM

  12. Hail often accompanies tornados, I wonder if tornados accompany hail. One more reason not to go to Texas.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 14, 2014 3:18:23 PM

  13. I feel sorry for the plane, but glad that it protected the passengers, it probably sustained damage that must be repaired before it goes flying again. I would have been seriously upset I know that much.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Jun 15, 2014 1:26:10 PM

  14. @GRENCH - You're either being sarcastic or you are an ass. I hope it is the former but probably is the latter.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Jun 15, 2014 1:27:38 PM

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