Newark-Bound Plane Diverted After Windshield Shatters: FAA | NBC New York

Newark-Bound Plane Diverted After Windshield Shatters: FAA



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    A United Airlines flight from Scotland to Newark Liberty International Airport was diverted Thursday because the cockpit's windshield shattered, aviation authorities said.

    Flight 162, a Boeing 757 bound for the Garden State from Glasgow, was diverted to Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada, after the windshield cracked, the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

    The plane landed at the airport at 11:39 a.m. local time, according to FlightAware.

    A spokeswoman for United Airlines said that no one was injured during the incident.

    The airline is working with the 164 passengers aboard the plane to their final destinations and has sent a new aircraft to Gander to ferry the travelers to Newark. 


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