By Sophie Tanno For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:19 BST, 13 October 2020 | Updated: 16:20 BST, 13 October 2020
A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after the plane windshield cracked after being pelted by hail.
The screen had cracked as the United Airlines Flight 349 flew threw an afternoon hailstorm, the airline later confirmed.
Data from FlightAware shows that the plane, which departed from Chicago bound for Washington, DC on Monday afternoon, returned to Chicago O'Hare International Airport approximately an hour after it took off.
A passenger on Twitter claimed the screen had cracked as the aircraft flew threw a hailstorm
The flight departed from O'Hare airport at 1.54pm local time, only to return just over an hour later at 2.58pm.
An image snapped by an exiting