NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — An American Airlines airplane made an emergency landing Monday at Norfolk International Airport.
The plane took off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina at 12:17 p.m., according to Flight Aware. It was scheduled to arrive at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport at 1:05 p.m., but instead was diverted to Norfolk International.
Steve Sterling with Norfolk International Airport tells WAVY.com that at 1:10 p.m., the airport was notified by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tower that there was a report of a windshield ajar. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the inside layer of a windshield inside the cockpit was cracked.
The plane landed safely. Seventy-seven people were on board.
American Airlines moved the passengers to Newport News on a bus.
This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY.com for any updates.