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Cracked window during Southwest flight forces emergency landing

Posted at 12:35 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 12:35:18-04

A Southwest flight flying from Chicago to Newark was diverted to Cleveland due to a broken passenger window, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to passengers on Twitter, the emergency exit window shattered during Flight 957. 

The Boeing 737 left Chicago at 8:46 a.m. and made the landing at Hopkins at 10:46 a.m.

The aircraft landed without incident at Cleveland, according to an FAA statement. The agency plans to investigate. 

"The aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance review," said Southwest. 

The passengers boarded a new flight to their destination, according to airport officials. 

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