Windscreen smash prompts emergency landing of Thomson flight

Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

thomson-airwaysA passenger jet that was travelling to the UK was compelled to make an emergency landing in Portugal last night after the windscreen of the plane was smashed mid-flight.


The pilot of the Thomson flight from Las Palmas, in Gran Canaria to Bristol had no choice but to descend from an altitude of nearly 30,000 feet to 10,000 feet after the windscreen was damaged. The passengers were held at Porto Airport where the passengers were made to queue up for food vouchers as they patiently waited for an alternative flight.


The windscreen of the cockpit of the aircraft was cracked.


It is the second Thomson flight between Las Palmas and Bristol to go for an emergency landing during this bank holiday weekend.


The pilots were forced to carry out an emergency landing at Manchester Airport on Saturday a short while after flight TOM6606 had departed from Bristol. One of the passengers, named Laura said that the passengers were only notified about a ‘technical fault’ during the flight.


However, very soon they learnt that the windscreen was badly damaged.


She added that the people got quite nervous but a majority of them tried to remain very calm. She added that the flight steward had taken them to have a glance at the damaged windscreen before they disembarked.


Laura said that around 8.20 a.m. they were given the food vouchers.


However, it seemed like a distant dream since there were no food places in their sight as yet. Later, Thomson tweeted an apology for this sort of an inconvenience.


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