United flight headed to Washington D.C. returns to Chicago after hail cracks windshield

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Courtesy Alex Lang

CHICAGO — A flight headed to Washington D.C. out of O’Hare Monday returned back to Chicago after hail cracked the plane’s windshield.

United flight 349 took off at around 2:30 p.m. was likely struck by hail over Lake Michigan.

The flight landed safely and customers will head to Washington D.C. on a new aircraft, United said.

Passenger Alex Lang said a hailstorm caused the windshield to crack.

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