Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing due to cracked window - MRCAESAR.COM


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing due to cracked window

A Southwest Airlines filght made an emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after a window  cracked on May 2, 2018. (@ChaikelK via Twitter)
A Newark-bound Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Cleveland Wednesday after a window cracked.
Photographs taken by a passenger on Southwest Airlines flight WN957, which took off from Chicago Midway International, show a broken window next to a row of passenger seats.
A portion of the window's glass appeared to be missing.
Southwest issued a statement saying that the plane's flight crew "made the decision to divert the plane to Cleveland for maintenance review of one of the multiple layers of a window pane."
"The flight landed uneventfully in Cleveland," the statement read.
An airline spokesperson said that the aircraft has since been taken out of service for a maintenance review.
The airline said it was working to reaccomodate the flight's 76 passengers.
Passengers on @SouthwestAir#Southwest flight 957 being told to deboard with their belongings and to reboard another aircraft.
— EW (@ewolbrom) May 2, 2018
A video taken from inside the plane showed passengers being instructed to disembark the aircraft and to board another one, according to Twitter user Eliott Wolbrom.
Another passenger reported that the cracked window, located at an emergency exit, shattered mid-air, according to Dans Deals.
Southwest has been embroiled in controversy since a woman was killed after one of its plane's engines exploded, and shrapnel from the engine shattered a window.
Wells Fargo executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, died after she was partially sucked out of the broken window.
Wednesday's incident draws renewed attention to the airline's aircraft maintenance issues.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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