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Turkish Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff From Johannesburg

Turkish Airlines flight TK-43 had to reject takeoff from Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 18th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Istanbul, Turkey, when the crew noticed an open cockpit window and rejected takeoff.

The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to Ohio due to Cracked Window

Southwest Airlines flight WN-957 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, on May 2nd.

The Boeing 737-700 flying from Chicago, Illinois, to Newark, New Jersey, had to divert due to a crack in the cabin window.

The plane landed safely.

All 81 passengers aboard remained safe.

Southwest Airlines Plane Suffers In-Flight Engine Failure; 1 Killed

On April 17th, a Southwest Airlines plane suffered an in-flight engine failure and got hit by debris from the damaged engine, shattering a passenger window and killing one passenger.

The incident happened when the flight WN-1380 was heading from LaGuardia Airport, New York, to Dallas, Texas.

The crew subsequently initiated an emergency descent and diverted to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Passengers reported that the deceased passenger, identified as Jennifer Riordan, 43, was partially sucked out of the aircraft through the shattered window. She was pulled back in by fellow passengers.

United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off due to Issue with Cockpit Window

United Airlines flight UA-61 rejected take-off at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on July 23rd.

The Boeing 767-300 flying to Honolulu, Hawaii, had to reject taking-off due to some issue with a cockpit window.

The plane landed safely.

All 201 people aboard remained safe.

Envoy Air Plane Returns to Grand Rapids due to Crack in Cabin Window

Envoy AirEnvoy Air flight MQ-3721 made an emergency landing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 28th.

The plane took off for Chicago, Illinois, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a crack in a cabin window.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Avianca Flight Returns to Miami after Hitting Turbulence

AviancaAvianca flight AV-39 made an emergency landing in Miami, Florida, on August 1st.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Cali, Colombia, but had to turn back after it ran into turbulence that cracked a cabin window.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 120 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

Republic Airways Plane Diverts to Pittsburgh after Cockpit Window Cracks

Republic airlinesRepublic Airways flight YX-4447/AA-4447 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 21st.

The Embraer ERF-170, flying from Bentonville, Arkansas, to New York, was when its cockpit window cracked, causing the plane to divert.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Window

Air FranceAir France flight AF1117 had to make an emergency landing at Birmingham International airport in England, on November 16.

The passenger jet was en-route from Dublin, Ireland to Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, France when one of its windows cracked. The pilot reported the issue to the control tower shortly before 6:30 p.m.

The Avro RJ85 plane landed uneventfully and none of the 86 passengers and crew members was harmed.

It is not clear what caused the crack.

Cracked Window Prompts Thai Airways Flight to Make Emergency Landing at Bali

ThaiThai Airways flight TG467 en-route from Sydney, Australia to Bangkok, Thailand, made an emergency landing at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Indonesia, at 4:50 p.m. on August 12.

The emergency landing was made after a crack was noticed in the cockpit window of the Boeing 747 which had 273 passengers and 21 crew members aboard at the time.

The pilot, Ivtas Dejkunjorn, safely landed the plane and no one was hurt.

An airport spokeswoman said, “Passengers have already been cleared through immigration and have been put up in hotels near the airport for the night.”

Thai Airways said that they are sending a team to Bali to investigate the incident and for overseeing the replacement of cracked window.

Crack in Outer Window Prompts SAS Flight to Land in Emergency

Cracked windowA Scandinavian Airlines flight had to make ab emergency landing after a passenger noticed that the aircraft had a cracked window.

The incident happened on May 16, when the flight SK-4718 was on its way from Milan, Italy to Oslo, Norway. The pilot then requested emergency protocol for landing in Frankfurt, Germany.

The plane touched down at 09:03 UTC. All passengers and crew members were safely evacuated. A ferry later transported the Boeing 737-600 aircraft to Oslo for examination.

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