Local NewsAmerican Airlines jet heads to Boston after windshield cracks

American Airlines jet heads to Boston after windshield cracks

American Airlines jet heads to Boston after windshield cracks
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11:11 AM EST, February 29, 2024

American Airline's flight from New York to Madrid had to make an emergency landing in Boston due to the broken windshield of the aircraft.

Emergency landing in Boston

According to CBS News, American Airlines flight No. 94 took off from JFK Airport in New York and landed safely in Boston at 10:14 p.m. The plane taxied to the gate under its power.

American Airlines said the plane had to make an emergency landing because of a "maintenance issue." According to the airline, none of the passengers were injured. The aircraft is to be taken out of service and undergo maintenance work to determine the cause of the defect

"We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused," American Airlines said.

National Transportation Safety Board report

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board determined that four bolts meant to hold the door plug in place were missing - reports CBS News.

"Customers will re-depart for MAD tomorrow on a replacement aircraft. We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused - we can read in the statement.

According to Boston 25 News, the passengers have been accommodated in hotel rooms for the night and will receive meal vouchers. Their travel is scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Soruce: CBS News, Boston 25 News

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