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Southwest flight makes emergency landing with broken window

Southwest flight makes emergency landing with broken window
UPI

May 2 (UPI) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to New Jersey Wednesday was forced to make an emergency landing in Ohio, after a window cracked mid-flight.

Southwest Flight 957, headed to Newark, diverted to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport for a maintenance review of the window pane.

“The flight landed uneventfully in Cleveland,” Southwest said. “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.”

There are no reported injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration Spokesman Greg Martin said the cabin did not depressurize and oxygen masks were not deployed.

Wednesday’s emergency came just weeks after an engine failure on another Southwest flight caused a window to break — and partly expelled a woman from the plane. The passenger, Jennifer Riordan, later died from her injuries.

A passenger from the flight is suing the Dallas-based airline for neglect.

Federal authorities are investigating the broken window.

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