Passenger plane turns back to airport after cockpit window crack found mid-air

A passenger plane has returned to its departure airport in Japan after a crack was found on the cockpit window of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft mid-air.
All Nippon Airways Flight 1182 was on a domestic journey heading to Toyama airport but then headed back to the Sapporo-New Chitose airport.

The crack was found on the outermost of four layers of windows surrounding the cockpit, a spokesperson for the Japanese airline said.
“The crack was not something that affected the flight’s control or pressurisation,” the spokesperson said.
No injuries were reported among 59 passengers and six crew, the spokesperson added.

Boeing has come under scrutiny after a 737 MAX 9 airplane operated by Alaska Airlines was forced to an emergency landing after a cabin panel broke off in mid-flight.
The All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight was not a MAX.

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