Flight 957 was diverted to Cleveland after a report of a difficulty with a window aboard the plane, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory mentioned. It landed safely at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, she mentioned.
Passenger Linda Holley texted her son Ryan with an image of the broken window.
“Window on plane cracked during flight. Landing in Cleveland to be safe. Everything ok but scary,” one in every of her texts learn.
In one other, she mentioned: “Yes Southwest. Just heard loud noise. Very large crack with piece of window missing at bottom. Just landed. Everything ok. Don’t know plan yet”
The FAA mentioned it is going to examine what prompted the window to crack. So far, the trigger just isn’t identified.
There was no depressurization within the cabin, and due to this fact the oxygen masks weren’t deployed, FAA spokesman Greg Martin mentioned. He mentioned the pilot didn’t declare an emergency however did ask to divert to a close-by airport.
This is the second high-profile flight diversion by a Southwest Airlines airplane in lower than three weeks.
On April 17, Southwest Flight 1380 made an emergency landing after an engine was broken mid-flight.