Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due to Cracked Windshield

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A scare for passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight to Southern California, as the pilot came on the public address system and said the plane had to make an emergency landing because of a cracked windshield.

The crack occurred at 34,000 feet, as the plane was flying from Atlanta to Orange County, and started spreading, reports NBC Los Angeles.

Passenger Mike Fleming captured a video as the captain calmly assured passengers no air was leaking.

"No glass is broken or anything like that, it's just we cannot continue on to Santa Ana, as you can imagine," the pilot says.


"They declared an emergency, and (the pilot) said 'I just want to let everybody know that everything is fine, we're in full control.' They're both Navy pilots. Made us feel great. Navy pilots up there," Fleming tells the TV station.

The Boeing 737 was over Oklahoma at the time of the incident and made an emergency landing in Dallas. No one was injured.

Passengers were put on another plane to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, says a Delta spokesperson.

Both Delta and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the cause of the crack.



Windshield Photo Credit: Mike Fleming
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