JetBlue makes emergency landing in Florida after windshield cracks during flight
TAMPA, FL (WKOW) -- A JetBlue airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday because of a shattered windshield.
The flight was headed to Tampa from San Juan, Puerto Rico when it was forced to land in Fort Lauderdale. According to JetBlue workers, the front windshield of the plane cracked, forcing the pilot to take action.
According to ABC affiliate, WFTS, a JetBlue worker on the flight tried to calm passengers by saying that they were never in any grave danger. The worker also noted that the issue has happened before.
In a statement, JetBlue responded to the incident:
JetBlue flight 1052 from San Juan to Tampa diverted to Fort Lauderdale in an abundance of caution following a report of damage to one of the outer layers of the cockpit windscreen. The flight landed safely at approximately 1:00 p.m. local time. Customers have been accommodated on another aircraft."
The cracks did not cause the plane to lose cabin pressure.