Airplane Windshield Cracks Mid-Flight On Way To Baton Rouge
The windshield of an airplane chartered to fly workers to the Texas oil fields near Midland cracked mid-flight on Tuesday.
According to a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge airport, the Embraer ERJ-145 was flying "at altitude" when the windshield on the pilot's side of the cockpit started cracking.
The plane was coming from Austin, Texas to Baton Rouge and was flying at an altitude of 36,000 feet. The regional jet had the crew on board but no passengers, when the windshield began to crack.
While the glass did crack, it didn't appear to completely fail.
The plane was scheduled to fly to Midland, Texas later in the afternoon but that flight was obviously delayed.