'No panic' on flight after window crack

Lieutenant Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first women to fly Navy tactical aircraft

The Dallas-based carrier said Flight 957 landed in Cleveland just after 10:30 a.m. due to a cracked window although there was no depressurization to the cabin. "We didn't know if it was going to crack open".

Another passenger reported that the cracked window, located at an emergency exit, shattered mid-air, according to Dans Deals.

In the latest incident, "the aircraft maintained pressurization, as there are multiple layers of panes in each window". Data from the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating Wednesday's incident, suggests that these types of window failures in Boeing 737's are rare - only 26 times in the plane's worldwide service history.

There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely. Riordan died of injuries suffered after she was partially sucked out.

Passengers took pictures of the broken window and posted them online today to the various social media sites.

Cal DeNyse, who was on the Southwest flight that was diverted Wednesday, said that although he heard other passengers talking about last month's episode, most were fairly calm. The airline was trying to make arrangements to get the 76 passengers to Newark on another plane. One passenger was killed on another Southwest flight after a part from a blown-up engine broke a window on April 17. Southwest said it has not found any cracks on fan blades inspected since the accident.

The engine damage on Flight 1380 spurred lawmakers in Washington to include an amendment focusing on engine safety in its five-year FAA reauthorization legislation.

Have you flown with Southwest Airlines before?

Southwest has estimated a drop in sales as a result of the high-profile accident will cost it between $US50 million and $US100 million. The pilots also had to land the plane at around 190 miles per hour, faster than the usual landing of around 160 miles per hour, because they had to keep their flaps angled low. Seventy-six people were on board the flight.

Related News:



Most liked

Nikola begins electric semitruck war, hits Tesla with $2 billion patent suit
Tesla's planned new truck infringes three design patents owned by a competitor, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. A Tesla spokesperson downplayed the lawsuit in a statement to the Verge , while a Nikola rep refused to comment.

Trump reimbursed lawyer's $130000 payment to Stormy Daniels
Giuliani, who recently joined Trump's legal team, made the statement during an appearance on the Fox News show Hannity . Asked by reporters on Air Force One earlier this month about the deal, Trump said: "You'll have to ask Michael Cohen ".

Facebook adds 'Clear History' option amid privacy scandal
But after several weeks on the defensive over the scandal, Zuckerberg was clearly back in techno-enthusiasm mode. This is already what other dating apps that rely on Facebook data do, such as Tinder .

MP: Candidates for cop job labelled respective castes on chest
Taking to micro-blogging side, Rahul said that the casteist nature of the BJP government is an attack on the constitution. Gandhi also attached a picture of the candidates having marks on their chests.