ANA flight turns back due to cockpit window crack

An All Nippon Airways domestic flight in Japan had to return to its departure airport on Saturday when the crew discovered a crack in the cockpit window of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft midair, according to an airline spokesperson.

Publication: 14.01.2024 - 16:06
ANA flight turns back due to cockpit window crack
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Flight 1182, en route to Toyama airport, turned back to Sapporo-New Chitose airport after the crack appeared in the outermost layer of the cockpit's four window layers. The spokesperson confirmed that none of the 59 passengers or six crew members were injured.

The aircraft involved was not a Boeing 737 MAX 9, which recently made headlines when a cabin panel detached from a new Alaska Airlines jet mid-flight.

"The crack did not affect the flight's control or pressurization," the ANA spokesperson clarified.

On Friday, the U.S. aviation regulator indefinitely extended the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes for additional safety checks. The regulator also announced plans to tighten its oversight of Boeing.

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