PITTSBURGH (CBS) — A Southwest Airlines flight heading from Chicago to Newark was forced to make an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday, after a window apparently cracked on the plane.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory told CNN that Southwest flight 957 from Midway to Newark landed safely in Cleveland, after a report of an issue with a window aboard the aircraft.READ MORE: Police Arrest Two Men In Kiski Twp. Following Reports Of Man Prowling Around Homes
Southwest Airlines said the crew decided to land in Cleveland “for maintenance review of one of the multiple layers of a window plane.”
“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,” the airline said in a statement.READ MORE: Police Discover 63 Pairs Of Underwear In Home Of Burglary Suspect
Several passengers have shared pictures of a broken window on Twitter.
The incident comes a few weeks after a woman was killed when she was partially sucked out of a window after an engine failure.