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A Southwest Airlines jet lands with a cracked cockpit windshield: report



A Southwest Airlines jet landed in Kansas City on Wednesday night with a cracked cockpit windshield.

The outer pane of Southwest Flight 718's left cockpit is cracked during the descent to Kansas City International Airport, the airline said in a statement. No urgency has been declared.

The plane was taken out of service for a routine window repair, the company said.

The Kansas City Aviation Department said that the plane had landed shortly after 18:30. with 117 people on board, Fox 4 Kansas City reported. The flight came from Reagan International Airport in Washington, DC, the report said.

Officials at Kansas City Airport told Fox 4 that the reason the glass was broken was not clear, but there are several layers.


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