Sichuan Air­lines in­spects cock­pit win­dows

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

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.

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