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  • A Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Washington, DC, was diverted to Denver on Thursday.

  • The FAA said it was investigating after the cockpit windshield cracked mid-air.

  • A photo taken by a passenger showed that the glass was completely shattered.

A Delta Airlines flight from Salt Lake City heading to Washington, DC, had to make an emergency landing in Denver on Thursday after the cockpit window shattered mid-flight.

The crew of Delta Flight 760 declared “a cracked windshield emergency,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement provided to Insider. The cause of the crack is not yet clear, but the FAA said it is investigating.

In a statement provided to Insider, Delta said the plane “experienced a mid-flight maintenance issue.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, the flight crew diverted to Denver and the aircraft landed smoothly. Our team worked quickly to accommodate customers on a new aircraft, and we sincerely apologize for the delay and inconvenience to their travel plans,” the statement read. .

A Photo shared online by passenger Kirk Knowlton showed the cockpit window was completely shattered.

The flight took off from Salt Lake City International Airport and was heading for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport when it made a safe emergency landing at Denver International Airport around 11:35 a.m.

A passenger told KUTV that about 90 minutes into the flight, the crew announced over the loudspeaker that the windshield had shattered and they would instead be diverted to Denver in about 10 minutes.

Read the original article on Business Insider



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