Another Southwest Plane Makes Unplanned Landing Due to Broken Window
CLEVELAND, OH. – May 2, 2018 (cnn.com) As reported by cnn.com, a Southwest flight destined to Newark, New Jersey, from Chicago, Illinois, made an unscheduled landing in Cleveland, Ohio, because of a broken window.*
On May 2, Southwest Flight 957 took off from Chicago, and midway through its route to Newark, a window on the plane reportedly cracked. Passengers reported they heard a loud cracking noise, and that a piece of the window broke out. The pilot did not declare an emergency but asked to be diverted to another airport to ensure passenger safety, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane landed safely in Cleveland with no injuries on board. It is not clear yet what caused the window to crack. No pressure change occurred in the cabin because of the window break, so oxygen masks never dropped. The FAA has not released additional information, saying it will perform an investigation of the incident to determine why the window broke.
Less than three weeks earlier, another Southwest flight made a high-profile unscheduled landing. This flight, Flight 1380, did have an emergency onboard, as a fan blade in one of its engines reportedly broke loose mid-flight. Shrapnel from the break flew up and pierced one of the plane windows.
Passenger Jennifer Riordan was sitting near the shattered window and was partially sucked out of the window after it broke. She sustained serious blunt trauma injuries that tragically led to her death. She was a Wells Fargo executive and philanthropist from New Mexico. The plane was traveling to Dallas from La Guardia and made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
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