SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CBS) — A United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco was diverted Saturday due to a broken windshield.

The Boeing 757 took off from JFK Airport in New York Saturday morning bound for San Francisco with 138 passengers and 8 crew members on board.

While in the air, pilots noticed a crack in the cockpit window.

They had to make an emergency landing in a hurry. The closest airport that could handle a huge jet was Indianapolis, Indiana.

The airline issued a statement:

“The flight was diverted to Indianapolis International Airport where it landed routinely. Maintenance crews are examining the aircraft and we will accommodate customers on another airplane to San Francisco.”

The arrival sign at SFO showed United Airlines Flight 766 arriving ‘on time’ at 3:18 p.m., but the flight delay was expected to actually be by about 4 hours.


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