A Jetblue flight en route to Tampa had to make an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale after a windshield cracked.
Flight 1052 departed from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday morning and was forced to change its route ‘in an abundance of caution’ after one of the outer layers of the cockpit windscreen was damaged, according to a statement from the airline.
Video recorded by a WFTS reporter shows a flight attendant explaining the situation to passengers.
‘It happens, I wouldn’t say frequently, but I’ve actually had this happen before,’he’s heard saying.
Windshield in cockpit shattered 3/4 of way home on our @JetBlue flight to #Tampa from #PuertoRico. Thank you pilots for getting us to Fort Lauderdale safely! Be home in Tampa soon! @abcactionnews pic.twitter.com/7Rjo8ouOI9
— Michael Paluska (@MichaelPaluska) May 6, 2018
‘There’s multiple, multiple layers in the windscreen and it’s the outer layer that shattered. … Like I said, we’re not in any grave danger.’
The airplane’s pressure was not affected by the incident and people on the plane appear calm as they’re informed of the incident.
Passengers were given tickets for a different flight and arrived at their final destination, Tampa, at 3.31pm.
Last month a similar incident resulted in a more tragic outcome when a woman aboard a Southwest flight to New Mexico died after being partially sucked out of a plane when the window was completely cracked by debris from an engine explosion.
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Source: Daily Mail