Delta flight makes emergency landing in Denver after severe hail storm shatters windshield, wipes off nose cone BY Deborah Hastings NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, August 8, 2015, 6:20 PM Previous Next Enlarge Jeff Johnson/jjsviewbox.com Delta aircraft makes emergency landing in Denver after hailstorm destroys windshield, leaving pilots unable to see through it. A Delta flight bound for Salt Lake City was forced to make an emergency landing after a freak, severe hail storm destroyed the jetliner's windshield and pounded away its nose cone, authorities said. Flight 1889, which originated in Boston, had flown through a bad thunderstorm in the Midwest, encountering pelting hail and turbulence that terrified some passengers, ABC reported. Pilots radioed air traffic controllers Friday night that the plane's windshield was destroyed and impossible to see through. They were instructed to make an emergency landing in Denver, and were forced to rely on instruments to land because visibility was so poor. Previous Next Enlarge @rovingwaves via Twitter A Delta jetliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver after flying through a hail storm that shattered its windshield and ripped off its nose cone.