United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing with a Cracked Windshield

Monday, April 21, 2014
By George Hatcher

United Ailrines BoeingA United Airlines flight had to divert and make emergency landing in Indianapolis, after a crack appeared on its windshield.

The flight 766 took off from JFK airport, New York and was on its way to San Francisco when a crack was discovered in its cockpit window. The plane was then immediately diverted to Indianapolis where it made an uneventful emergency landing on the night of April 19.

The Boeing 757 aircraft was carrying 138 passengers, who were then taken to their destination through another plane.

The United Airlines maintenance engineers are examining the plane.

A Passenger from the flight posted a picture of the cracked windshield on social media, saying “United Flight 766 New York to San Francisco bird hit window. Kudos to pilots for getting us down safe.”

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