Southwest Flight Makes Unscheduled Landing After Broken Window

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) flight #WN957 headed to Newark Liberty International Airport diverted and landed in Cleveland on Wednesday, May 2, because of a partially broken window.

Southwest said the cabin didn't lose cabin pressure.

@SouthwestAir #WN957 diverts and makes emergency landing in CLE due to busted window pic.twitter.com/OJMZ5KTyMS

— Chaikel (@ChaikelK) May 2, 2018

Passengers were deboarded with their belongings and reboarded another Southwest aircraft to Newark.

This incident occurred only two weeks after fateful Southwest flight 1380, in which an engine failed and struck a side window of the aircraft. One passenger was killed and seven others were wounded. The plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. 

More photos of the blown out window from Southwest Flight 957 from Midway to Newark this morning. Photos from @mickychinn. pic.twitter.com/EWj01juDQW

— EW (@ewolbrom) May 2, 2018

"The Crew of Southwest Flight 957, with scheduled service from Chicago Midway International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport, made the decision to divert the plane to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport for maintenance review of one of the multiple layers of a window pane. The flight landed uneventfully in Cleveland. 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," Southwest said in a statement.

Southwest was up 0.4% in midday trading on Wednesday. 

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