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May 20th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Cockpit windshield cracks, window heaters may be at fault

(CNN) – "Fire in the cockpit!" It's fair to say that's one thing you don't want to hear at 30,000 feet, but that's just what happened on a United flight last weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration is speeding up an order requiring airlines to inspect windshield heaters on Boeing jets after the incident Sunday night. Our homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve has the report.


Filed under: Airline safety
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Ally

    I flew on May 20th on a United flight that had to depressurize the plane that made an emergency landing. These airlines & the FAA really need to look into this, how many other flights has this happend to?

    May 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  2. Maribel Barquie

    Seattle is having a rally protesting against immigration deporting families and I should agree with these rally groups in a sense: Illegals head-families have been building illegal families through the years and keep voicing and demanding rights they certainly do not have nevertheless, all these american children born here from illegal immigrants, should not be separated indeed! the children are minors and should remain with their parents therefore, the entire family nucleus should be deported, instead of being separated and their american children once they become adults, could make the choice if they want to live in US or not. This way, the immigration department, will not separate families. They should all return to the country of their citizenship! No one should hesitate when it comes to protect American Citizens always, unless you one to face a "Civil War" besides the "Oil Spilled" when it's too late to make the right decisions.
    Maribel
    Massachusetts

    May 21, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  3. Michael F. Adams

    The President of Mexico fail to remember he was part of the cause why Arizona has done what they have done, because when President Bush was still in office the Mexico President my a statement that said: He wanted to make the United States the New Mexico, therefore he does have the right to say anything about what Arizona has done.

    May 20, 2010 at 9:15 am |