Pilots somehow landed this plane after windows and GPS systems smashed

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"I didn't realize that we were in as much danger as we were until we got on the ground and actually saw the damage to the plane," Beau Sorenson told ABC. "Then I realized we were lucky to be alive." The aftermath of the hailstorm

Hats off to the pilots of this plane.

Hailstorms are difficult to deal with at the best of times, you would imagine, but this one sounds like it was pretty epic.

Hailstones, described as being the size of baseballs, smashed the windshield, meaning they couldn’t see.

And if that wasn’t challenging enough, the Airbus 320’s GPS navigation system, which is at the front of the plane, was also wrecked.

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"I didn't realize that we were in as much danger as we were until we got on the ground and actually saw the damage to the plane," Beau Sorenson told ABC. "Then I realized we were lucky to be alive." Pilots landed the plane in spite of the damage

And yet somehow the Delta Airlines crew managed to carry out a blind emergency landing in Denver.

Passenger Rob Wessman told ABC News that ‘people were kind of holding hands and others were crying’.

With help from the control tower in Denver, they were able…

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