Skip to main content

Cracked windshield causes plane to make emergency landing in Orlando

By Lateef Mungin, CNN
updated 12:11 PM EST, Wed November 13, 2013
Pilot made an emergency landing in Orlando after a windshield cracked.
Pilot made an emergency landing in Orlando after a windshield cracked.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The plane was carrying 150 passengers and six crew members
  • The flight was headed to Boston

(CNN) -- An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing Tuesday night in Orlando after the crew noticed a crack in the cockpit windshield.

American Airlines Flight 160, with 150 passengers and six crew members, took off from Miami and was headed to Boston, said airline spokeswoman Andrea Huguely.

The Boeing 757 had reached cruising altitude when the crew noticed a crack on the exterior window of the double-paned cockpit windshield, Huguely said.

The size of the crack, or the cause, was not immediately known.

The pilot declared an emergency, and the plane landed in Orlando.

Emergency landing after part of plane flies off

Southwest plane returns to Nashville after striking birds

Plane blows engine, loses power

CNN's Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 2:08 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
The guidebook asked staff, contributors and authors for well-known and lesser-known recommendations.
updated 12:07 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
An airport in Asia has stolen the crown from Manila's Ninoy Aquino, voted 'world's worst' three years in a row.
updated 12:20 PM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
It's time for a beef break, veal vacation, hog holiday or sinew sabbatical in a T-bone a-fide U.S. meatopolis.
updated 9:19 AM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
With so many awesome new attractions on the way, the next few years are going to be a roller coaster ride.
updated 9:07 PM EDT, Thu October 16, 2014
Scientists are busy surveying Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle, home to 75 percent of all known coral species.
updated 9:50 AM EDT, Thu October 16, 2014
Bounce Below in Wales
Bounce Below transforms an abandoned slate mine into a surreal, springy world of fear and fun,
updated 7:16 PM EDT, Tue October 14, 2014
With chopsticks or fingers? Wasabi or no? A double Michelin-starred Tokyo chef sets the record straight and shows us the sushi way.
updated 6:24 PM EDT, Mon October 13, 2014
Markthal Rotterdam foodhall in the Netherlands.
It may look like a gateway across time and space crafted with alien technology, but in reality it's a fruit and vegetable market.
updated 5:25 AM EDT, Mon October 13, 2014
Based on the votes of over 330 industry experts, the 2014 winners include bars from 27 cities in 14 countries.
updated 6:31 PM EDT, Sun October 12, 2014
Careening down an active volcano at 95 kph on a thin board? It happens only at Cerro Negro in Nicaragua.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT