2:17 PM PT — Sources near the investigation inform TMZ … the perpetrator for the cracked windshield is believed to be a chook that got here into contact whereas within the air. Thriller solved, or so it appears.
An American Airways flight encountered one of the crucial terrifying issues a aircraft may undergo mid-flight — one in every of its home windows began wanting like a spider internet … and it occurred within the cockpit, no much less.
Take a look at these wild pictures TMZ obtained of an AA flight that was on its approach to Cleveland, OH Saturday … one thing apparently struck the cockpit’s windshield and rattling close to shattered it to items.
BTW, this occurred halfway via the journey … the aircraft was compelled to show round for an emergency touchdown in Chicago.
The passengers did not know something was amiss, till the captain received on the intercom and mentioned it appears to be like like they hit one thing and the window was cracked. The pilot reassured passengers the aircraft was nonetheless totally operational … nonetheless, it was actually scary.
The jet was greeted by hearth vehicles and different emergency automobiles. It taxied to the gate and the relieved passengers disembarked.
After an hour’s wait, passengers boarded one other aircraft and had been off on their merry approach. American tells us they’re wanting into the incident.
Hopefully, Sully was on standby … simply in case.
Initially Revealed — 1:38 PM PT