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American Airlines flight from JFK to Madrid diverted to Boston due to cracked windshield

Late Wednesday night, an American Airlines plane from New York to Spain crash-landed in Boston more than two hours after departure with a cracked windshield.

Flight 94 departed JFK Airport at 7:28 p.m. and was scheduled to land in Madrid, but Alert 2 was issued at approximately 9:46 p.m. NBC Boston reported. According to Massachusetts State Police.

Alert 2 “indicates that a serious problem is occurring with the aircraft” and “indicates that a difficult or forced landing may be expected.” city ​​of phoenix Sky Harbor response aviation emergency procedures.

Flight tracking data showed the plane was flying over the Atlantic Ocean when it returned to its Boston landing site at 10:03 p.m. Website FlightAware showed that.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from New York to Madrid was diverted to Boston due to a cracked windshield. NurPhoto (from Getty Images)

The Boeing 777-200 was returned to the United States due to “maintenance issues,” the airline confirmed to the Post in a statement.

“The plane landed safely and the aircraft was taken out of service for inspection by maintenance teams,” the statement said.

Passengers on the flight were given overnight hotel space and are scheduled to depart for Madrid on a replacement plane Thursday afternoon.

“We never want to disrupt your travel plans and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” the statement added.

When the plane returned, it had only been two hours since departure. flight aware

Last month, a United Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C., was diverted to Colorado after a crack appeared in the windshield mid-flight.

The United Airlines Boeing 737-800 was carrying 166 passengers and seven crew members when it landed safely at Denver International Airport.

The plane was changed, all passengers reboarded, and the flight departed again to Dulles International Airport.

Passengers on the flight were given hotel space overnight in Boston and are scheduled to depart for Madrid on a replacement plane Thursday afternoon. Reuters

In the first week of the new year, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 was forced to make an emergency landing after the side panel of the Boeing 747 MAX 9 blew off mid-flight, causing chaos on board.

An initial report from the National Transportation Safety Board found that four key bolts were missing from the door panel when it was blown off.

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