Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

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New Delhi: Almost 250 passengers on board a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Frankfurt to Delhi had a close shave when the aircraft’s windshield cracked minutes after taking off. The Dreamliner then had to immediately turn back for Frankfurt and landed safely.

The latest windshield crack happened on May 9 when the plane had taken off with 241 passengers and 10 crew for Delhi. This is incidentally the second time in six months that the same Dreamliner (VT-ANK) suffered a windshield crack. Last November also, this plane cracked its windshield on a Delhi-Melbourne flight while landing in Australia.