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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.

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