Southwest barely avoided another tragedy on Wednesday, May 2. Just like the flight on April 17 that ended in the death of a woman after a piece of shrapnel broke her window and she was nearly sucked from the plane, another Southwest flight had a broken window.
According to a CBS local affiliate, a Southwest Airlines flight heading from Chicago to Newark was forced to make an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday. They discovered a that a window on the plane had cracked.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the Southwest flight 957 from Midway to Newark landed safely in Cleveland, after a report of an issue with a window aboard the aircraft.
Southwest Airlines said the crew decided to land in Cleveland “for maintenance review of one of the multiple layers of a window plane.”
“The aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance review, and our local Cleveland Employees are working diligently to accommodate the 76 Customers on a new aircraft to Newark,” the airline said in a statement.
Numerous people posted pictures of the shattered window. According to one Twitter user, the emergency exit window shattered in the air.
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