Cockpit windshield cracks, prompts emergency landing of Flybe

Published on : Thursday, April 26, 2018

Flybe_Purple_PlaneA Flybe airplane that was travelling from Newquay Airport to Gatwick Airport in England was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday morning after the cockpit windshield cracked just a while after it took off.


The Embraer 195 airplane was carrying 92 passengers.


Suddenly the pilot turned around and landed again at Newquay Airport in Cornwall, England. The aircraft thereafter was capable to make a perfectly safe landing after the incident.


A spokesperson from Flybe confirmed to the media in a statement that a crack had occurred and also added that the captain had taken “necessary action” to safely land the plane.


The spokesperson went on to add that the crack had appeared “in the outer layer” of the plane’s windscreen.


The statement mentioned that Flybe can confirm that the airplane operating the above flight  had landed safely at Newquay without any incident after returning from airborne after a crack appeared in the outer layer of its windscreen. The statement also said that the captain took all the necessary action and as a precautionary measure, the airport had placed its emergency vehicles on standby.


The company also noted that the safety of their customers is their topmost priority and apologized for the emergency landing.


The spokesperson said that the safety of its passengers and crew members is the leading priority of the airline and Flybe apologizes for the inconvenience experienced by the passengers.


The official statement of the airline mentioned that road transport is being offered for all 92 passengers to complete their travel to London Gatwick.


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