FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Federal Aviation officials said a report will be filed to them after a cracked windshield forced a local flight to return.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration will review the report and look into the windshield’s history and any other issues that may be related to the incident. They said they would also inspect the windshield.
On Tuesday, Silver Airways flight 3099 was on it’s way to Key West from Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport when crew members told passenger about the cracked windshield.
The flight made it three quarters of the way to its destination before turning around.
“We were closer to Key West than we were to Fort Lauderdale, so we were all concerned having a cracked windshield that we were going to go all the way back. But they had told us they didn’t have a maintenance crew in Key West,” said passenger Elizabeth Thomas in a telephone interview.
A picture sent by her shows the view from inside the cockpit. A number of cracks could be seen on the right hand side of the windshield. Thomas said the window was partly shattered.
The passengers aboard the flight were able to board another flight and landed in Key West Tuesday around 9:30 p.m.
The cause of the cracks to the windshield is unknown at this time.