A Chinese Juneyao Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after one of the cockpit windows began to crack mid-flight, reports the Yicai economic news portal today.
The incident took place this Saturday night, when flight HO1231 was covering the route between the cities of Shanghai and Chengdu.
The outer layer of glass located at the left rear of the pilot’s seat crackedor, so the crew was forced to make an emergency landing at the Wuhan airport.
Landing in Wuhan
The causes of the event have not yet been determined, which, according to Yicai, forced to descend more than 4,300 meters of altitude in seven minutes.
The affected aircraft is an Airbus A320-200 with almost 13 years of service, a model that has up to six layers in the glass of the cabin.
This is not the first time that an incident like this has forced an emergency landing in China, the best known being the one that happened in May 2018, when one of the cabin front windows detached at more than 9,000 meters altitude, an event that ended without fatalities and ended up being honored in a film called ‘El Capitan’.
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