This dramatic picture shows the cracked windscreen of a Flybe plane that was damaged just minutes after take-off.
The flight from Newquay Airport to London Gatwick was forced to turn back and land when a huge crack spanning across the main cockpit window suddenly appeared.
Ray Ellis, 40, was one of the 92 passengers who were on board the 7.25am flight on Tuesday and as he left took a picture inside the cockpit.
The pilot left the door to the cabin open as people disembarked so that they could see for themselves the problem that had forced them to return to the ground.
Mr Ellis said the plane took off as planned and the Embraer 195 aircraft was at 12,000ft when the pilot was forced to abandon the journey and return to Newquay airport.
Mr Ellis, who works in IT and was on his way to a business meeting in the city when the drama unfolded, praised staff on board for keeping everyone calm.
Looking through the door into the cockpit, Mr Ellis managed to take a quick photograph of the damage.
The crack looks to cover much of the main window in the cockpit.
Flybe confirmed the incident and said that the landing had been due to “a crack appearing”.