Turbulence damaged an American Airlines flight en route to Phoenix from San Antonio, Sunday evening. The plane had to make an emergency landing in El Paso to be inspected.
American has released the following statement:
"American Airlines flight 1897, from San Antonio to Phoenix, diverted to El Paso due to damage sustained by weather in flight. The aircraft, an Airbus A319 with 130 passengers and a crew of five, landed safely at 8:03 p.m. MT. The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance team. We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused."
More information will be provided as it becomes available.