United Airlines flight diverted because Boeing jet had cracked windshield in another flight near-disaster
A cross-country United Airlines flight was diverted Sunday because the Boeing jet had a cracked windshield, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
United Airlines Flight 1627 had been heading from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. on Sunday when it made a sharp turn for an unexpected stop.
It “landed safely at Denver International Airport in Colorado … after diverting due to a cracked windshield,” the FAA said.
United confirmed the diversion, telling The Post in a statement that it was due to a “maintenance issue.”
The fiasco comes days after United’s CEO Scott Kirby lashed out at Boeing after the carrier’s fleet of Max 9 aircraft was grounded following the terrifying Alaska Airlines door blowout.
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