United Airlines Plane Diverted After Cracked Windshield Found Mid-Air In US

There were 166 passengers and seven crew members on board the plane.

Another flight that came close to the accident, a Boeing 737-800, had a United Airlines flight diverted on Sunday after cracks were discovered in its windshield. new york post. United Airlines Flight 1627 was headed from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., when it made a sharp turn and made an unexpected stop, as seen in the route tracked by Flight Aware. Ta.

The plane, carrying 166 passengers and seven crew members, landed safely at Denver International Airport and passengers were able to disembark as normal, the Federal Aviation Administration said. “The plane landed safely at Denver International Airport in Colorado after changing course due to a cracked windshield,” US authorities said in a statement.

The airline confirmed as much, telling the outlet that the diversion was due to “maintenance issues.” “After a safe landing, the customer deplaned as usual and the plane was changed. The flight then departed from Denver and headed to Dulles,” United Airlines said in a statement.

Street CBS News, the FAA said in a statement that “cracks occur on all aircraft models,” and typically occur in “the outer glass panes that serve as protective covers for internal structural parts.” According to the FAA, broken windshields happen more often than most people realize, and the glass panes are 2 to 3 inches thick and have multiple layers.

The incident occurred days after a United Airlines passenger plane bound for Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport on Jan. 10 after a door indicator light came on. According to Flight Aware, United Airlines Flight 2434 took off from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport at 3:42 p.m. and landed at Tampa’s airport at 4:35 p.m. The plane was heading toward Chicago when lights began flashing and the pilot alerted dispatchers. The plane was then rerouted to Tampa. The plane remained there for a while and took off again for Chicago.

The plane, carrying 123 passengers and five crew members, made an emergency landing “this afternoon as a precaution to address a possible mechanical issue,” a United spokesperson said.

United Airlines is one of two U.S. airlines operating Boeing 737 Max 9 planes that lost their door plugs mid-air. In particular, Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737 9 MAX faced an emergency situation on January 6th when one of its doors was blown off in the air.