Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Window Cracks, No Injuries Reported
A Southwest flight from Chicago to Newark had to make an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday because of a cracked window.
Southwest flight 957, en route to Newark Liberty International Airport, landed at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport when the broken window was discovered mid-flight. According to ABC News, passengers heard a “popping” sound and were immediately told to move away from the window.
It was just two weeks ago that a woman, Jennifer Riordan, died from her injuries after a piece of engine broke a window open on another Southwest flight.
Although the window on flight 957 cracked, additional layers remained intact and the plane did not lose air pressure.
“The flight landed uneventfully in Cleveland,” a Southwest spokesperson said in a statement, per ABC News. “The aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance review, and our local Cleveland Employees are working diligently to accommodate the 76 Customers on a new aircraft to Newark.”
Some passengers took photos of the cracked window and posted them on social media.
No injuries were reported from the flight. Once in Cleveland, passengers were escorted to another aircraft in continue on their way.