Sichuan Airlines inspects cockpit windows
Sichuan Airlines has inspected its aircraft of the same model as one forced to land after its right-side cockpit window broke on May 14. No problems were found during the inspection, the airline said on May 16. Flight 3U8633, operated by Sichuan Airlines, was forced to divert to Chengdu while en route from Chongqing to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the cockpit window broke as the Airbus A319 flew over Chengdu. The aircraft landed at the Chengdu airport. An investigation by the CAAC found that the broken window was the original one and had no failure or maintenance record since the aircraft entered operation on July 26, 2011. All crew members and the 119 passengers were safe. Two crew members were still receiving treatment for injuries. An investigation was ongoing.