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ANA Boeing 737 aircraft suffers cockpit window crack in the midair

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On Saturday, a domestic flight operated by Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) made a precautionary return to its departure airport after the discovery of a crack on the cockpit window of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft mid-flight, according to an airline spokesperson.

Flight 1182, originally en route to Toyama airport, turned back to Sapporo-New Chitose airport after the crack was identified on the outermost layer of the cockpit’s four-layered windows. The airline confirmed that none of the 59 passengers and six crew members onboard sustained injuries during the incident.

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The spokesperson clarified that the identified crack did not impact the flight’s control or pressurization systems. Notably, this event is distinct from the recent incidents involving Boeing aircraft, particularly the 737 MAX 9 planes, which gained attention after an Alaska Airlines flight experienced a blowout resulting in a significant hole in the fuselage last Saturday.

In response, the US aviation regulator extended the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes indefinitely for additional safety assessments and announced enhanced oversight of Boeing’s operations.

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In a statement, Boeing expressed its support for the FAA’s decision and pledged full cooperation, emphasizing their commitment to reinforcing quality and safety measures across their production system.

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