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Emergency after plane windscreen cracks mid-flight

Pilots have had to declare an emergency and divert to London after the aircraft's windscreen cracked.

The incident happened after the American Airlines Boeing 767-300 left Zurich bound for New York this morning.

There was a cracked windscreen and an emergency was declared. The plane landed safely at Heathrow Airport around 11.30am.

– American Airlines spokesman

The spokesman said the passengers would be flown on to New York later. It is not yet known why the windscreen cracked.


American Airlines 'ground flights over computer issue'

American Airlines have grounded all their flights across America after experiencing problems with their reservation systems, CNBC report.

The company had been experiencing a 'system-wide outage' in their reservation system which had been delaying check-in and flights.

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