April 2 – 2022 According to a report by the Associated Press on the 1st, Delta Air Lines plane with 198 passengers flying from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., was accidentally cracked in the cockpit windshield at an altitude of 30,000 feet (about 9,144 meters). After flying for 90 minutes, the pilot urgently decided to reroute Denver and finally landed safely.
Photos taken by the passengers on board showed that there were many cracks in the windshield, but they did not fall off.
It is reported that the crew repeatedly told passengers to keep calm before landing. After the plane landed safely in Denver, passengers boarded a new plane and continued to Washington.
Delta Air Lines spokesman Anthony Black also confirmed on the 1st that the plane had a “crack in the windshield”, but said that the reason had not been determined.
Sudden! A Boeing plane flying on the U.S. internal route broke its windshield at an altitude of 10,000 meters.
According to the Daily Mail on April 1, Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 aircraft landed in Denver due to a broken windshield at an altitude of about 9,144 meters.
It is reported that this plane is Flight 760 from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., on the Boeing 757-232. There were 198 passengers on the plane. After 90 minutes of the voyage, the windshield suddenly broke and the crew declared a state of emergency.
At about 11:15 p.m. local time on March 31, the flight turned to Denver and landed safely.
The Federal Aviation Administration pointed out that it would investigate the situation. It is not clear why the windshield broke.
A Delta Air Lines spokesman said in a statement, “The crew responded quickly and provided safety for passengers. We sincerely apologize for the delay and the inconvenience caused to passengers’ travel plans.”
According to the Associated Press, commercial airline pilots said that the windshield of the passenger plane was two inches (5 cm) thick and had several layers of glass.
Hassan Shahidi, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, said: “Cracks in the cockpit windshield are rare, but there are many reasons for this, such as overheat exposure.”
Kirk Norton, the passenger on board, took a picture of the Boeing 757-232 windshield and revealed on his social media that the crew said that the windshield seemed to break spontaneously.
Another doctor passenger said on his social media account: “Luckily, we landed safely.”