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Southwest flight to Newark with busted window makes emergency landing in Cleveland

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 17:15:19-04

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Cleveland on Wednesday morning after passengers reported a busted window.

Social media user @ChaikelK tweeted out a photo of the window shortly after 11 a.m. The photo was taken by a friend who wished to remain anonymous.

Eliott Wolbrom (Twitter: @ewolbrom) had a relative on the plane who sent him updates about the event during the flight and after landing in Cleveland. While the plane was still mid-air, Wolbrom received this message he posted on Twitter:

Wolbrom also posted a video on Twitter of passengers being told to deplane with their belongings and board another aircraft.

This is the third incident involving Southwest flights this month.

On April 17, Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded and damaged a window. One person died in the incident.

The next day, Flight 557 was forced to return to Nashville after the plane hit a bird shortly after takeoff.

After Wednesday's event involving Flight 957 landing in Cleveland due to a busted window, Southwest Airlines issued the following statement on Twitter:

Boeing Commercial Airplanes, which made the plane, told News 5 it is aware of Wednesday's incident but does not have any comment at this time.