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Aviation agency to investigate Delta plane’s windshield shattering mid-flight -Breaking


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(Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration will examine what went unsuitable when the cockpit windshield of a Delta aircraft shattered mid-air throughout a flight on Thursday to Washington, D.C., from Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, a spokesperson stated on Saturday.

The Boeing (NYSE:) 757 made a protected emergency touchdown in Denver at round 11:15 p.m. on Thursday “after the crew declared an emergency on account of a cracked windshield,” the Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson stated in a press release.

A Delta spokesperson advised Salt Lake Metropolis-based CBS affiliate KUTV there had been a “upkeep situation mid-flight” however didn’t elaborate. Delta didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

An individual who stated he was a passenger on the flight posted a photograph of the windshield to Twitter (NYSE:), which confirmed the glass shattered into tiny fragments however nonetheless held in place.

There have been 198 individuals on the aircraft, in accordance with KUTV, which stated the passengers modified planes in Denver and resumed their journey to Ronald Reagan Nationwide Airport in Washington.

Passenger Rachel Wright advised the TV station that somebody got here on the loudspeaker about 90 minutes into the flight to say the windshield had shattered and they might be touchdown in Denver in 10 minutes.

“I used to be certain I had misheard them, however I hadn’t,” Wright stated.

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