Plane’s cockpit window ripped out at 32,000ft forcing emergency landing
According to Newsflare. A Sichuan Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after the cockpit windscreen was ripped out in mid-air.
The video, filmed in Flight 3U8633 from Chongqing to Lhasa on May 14, shows passengers using oxygen masks and a flight attendant saying: “Those exits cannot be opened” and “Be safe.”
The plane landed safely at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and no one was harmed.
The co-pilot suffered scratches and injured his waist while a flight attendant also suffered minor injuries, reports said. According to Sichuan Airlines, the reason was due to a “mechanical failure” but no further details were available.
Reports said the aircraft was an Airbus A319 and was cruising at 32,000 feet.
One pilot, thought to have been the flight’s first officer, suffered scratches and a sprained wrist during Monday morning’s drama.
A cabin crew member was also injured in the descent, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The flight, Sichuan Airlines 3U8633, had left the central Chinese city of Chongqing for the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. There were 128 people, nine of whom were crew, on board.
According to flight tracking website FlightRadar24, the aircraft was an Airbus A319.
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