CHICAGO (CBS CHICAGO) — A Southwest Airlines flight heading from Chicago to Newark was forced to make an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday, after a window apparently cracked on the plane.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory told CNN that Southwest Flight 957 from Midway to Newark landed safely in Cleveland, after a report of an issue with a window aboard the aircraft.
Southwest Airlines said the crew decided to land in Cleveland “for maintenance review of one of the multiple layers of a window plane.”READ MORE: 'Go On With Your Dog And Pony Show': Montgomery County Commissioners Clash During Thursday Board Meeting
“The aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance review, and our local Cleveland Employees are working diligently to accommodate the 76 Customers on a new aircraft to Newark,” the airline said in a statement.
Several passengers have shared pictures of a broken window in the plane’s emergency exit door on social media.Newborn Baby Found Dead In Bag In Upper Darby
This latest incident comes a few weeks after when a Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport when a woman was killed when she was partially sucked out a window after an engine explosion caused a window to shatter.