Southwest Airline makes emergency landing after window cracks mid-flight

Trump praises brave passengers crew on deadly Southwest Airlines flight

Another passenger, Linda Holley, texted her son Ryan with a picture of the damaged window, telling him: 'Window on plane cracked during flight.

Richard Foshee (FOE'-shee) sitting about five rows away and said his first concern was that it was a problem with the wing.

Passengers on the plane described her as having nerves of steel and said after the plane landed safely she made sure to talk to them to make sure they were okay.

Upshaw said he was concerned the window might crack further.

Many passengers took to Twitter to reveal what happened onboard.

"Crew was fabulous", Chinn added in reference to the flight's staff.

Passenger Jennifer Riordan was partially sucked out of the plane when debris moving at high speeds blew out the window.

A recent flight from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to make an unscheduled landing after a window cracked mid-flight, with some lovely jagged edges just flawless for calming your aviation nerves. The jet, which was headed from NY to Dallas, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

There are no reported injuries.

"Window on plane cracked during flight".

He says the pilots were right to make a quick landing. She said it was inspected last month. He said the pilot did not declare an emergency but did ask to divert to a nearby airport.

The plane has been taken out of service for a maintenance review, but some people aren't convinced to fly on the airline again.

A crack is seen on a window of Southwest Airlines Flight 957 after an abrupt landing in Cleveland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

The airline said in a statement the "potential crack" was on the outer layer of the window and that there were "multiple layers of panes in each aircraft window". A piece of the exploded engine shattered the plane's window leading to the woman's death.

"My sense is that it's very rare for a cabin window to have that issue", said Richard Healing, a former National Transportation Safety Board member who now leads consulting firm Air Safety Engineering.



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