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.
— Chaikel (@ChaikelK) May 2, 2018
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:
NEW: #Southwest passenger Hirsch Chinn (on board flight with cracked window) sent this message mid-air to relative Elliott Wolbrom. Said he told flight attendants “‘no one is dying today.’” pic.twitter.com/9f8H7uqDWy
— Jesse Kirsch (@JesseKirschABC7) May 2, 2018
Wolbrom also posted a video on Twitter of passengers being told to deplane with their belongings and board another aircraft.
— Eliott Wolbrom (@ewolbrom) May 2, 2018
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:
Here is more information about a flight that made an unscheduled stop in Cleveland, where no emergency was declared: pic.twitter.com/QIzZiK187j
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) May 2, 2018
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.