CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A flight from Charlotte to Washington DC had to land at the Charlotte airport shortly after takeoff when the flight crew reported a cracked windshield on the plane.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), American Airways Flight 1938 had to land back at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Thursday afternoon for a cracked windshield.
The flight was scheduled to fly to Washington Dulles International Airport.
According to American Airlines, there were 110 people on board the plane at the time.
An airline spokeswoman said one layer of the co-pilot's windshield shattered while the plane was gaining altitude on take-off. She said nothing collided with the plane, it was just the pressure from the take-off. According to the airline, this type of incident is not unheard of.
Medical personnel met the pilots when the plane landed, as a precaution, and the airline said neither was injured. The pilots were then released and taken to a hotel. The passengers continued on a new plane and new pilots.