Plane windshield crack diverts flight to Halifax
An Air Canada flight from Toronto to London, England, was diverted to Halifax Thursday after a crack was noticed in the windshield of the Boeing 767.
There were 108 passengers and crew on Flight 862 when the crack was noticed at about 3 a.m. as the plane neared Newfoundland.
The aircraft landed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport at about 5:17 a.m., said airport spokeswoman Jennifer Delorey Lyon.
Emergency vehicles were not called out for the landing, Delorey Lyon said.
Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur said the crack happened in flight.
The plane has been taken out of service to have the windshield replaced, Arthur said. An investigation has started to try to determine what caused the crack.
Windshields are made of strong tempered glass designed to hold up under extreme conditions, she said.
Another plane was sent to Halifax from Toronto to pick up the passengers and continue the flight.