American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Norfolk International

Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 (N262PS), "Blue Streak," makes its way down the Potomac as flight 590 from Piedmont Triad International Airport. (Photo:

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 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 for any updates.