American Airlines Boeing 777s Suffered Back To Back Windshield Cracks - Aero World

American Boeing 777s suffered windshield cracks. Photo: Flickr

Last week, two American Airlines Boeing 777s suffered windshield cracks coincidentally at the same altitude. 

The first incident took place on 12th September whereas the second one took place on 15th September.

First Incident...

The first incident took place near Dallas on 12th September. The American Boeing 777-200 was operating flight AA36 from Dallas to Madrid. The aircraft suffered windshield cracks when it was en route at 37,000 feet.

The crew then descended to 16,000 feet to return back to Dallas. After about 28 minutes the aircraft finally descended to 10,000 feet. After about 100 minutes from departure, the aircraft safely landed in Dallas.

Both 777s were manufactured in Everett. Photo: Flickr

The Boeing 777-200, with registration N778AN, was delivered to the airline back in June 1999 and is currently 21.3 years old. The aircraft was manufactured in Everett.

Second Incident...

The second incident took place near New York on 15th September. Another American Boeing 777-200 was operating flight AA48 from Dallas to Paris Charles de Gaulle when the crew reported windshield cracks. The aircraft was en-route at 37,000 when the crew reported the crack.

The crew then descended to 27,000 feet after they decided to land at New York JFK. After about 90 minutes from departure, the aircraft safely landed on JFK's runway 22R.

The Boeing 777-200, with registration N762AN, was delivered to the airline back in April 2002 and is currently 18.5 years old. The aircraft was also assembled in Everett.

Replacement Boeing 777-200s completed the flights. Photo: Getty Images

In both the incident, replacement Boeing 777-200s were deployed to complete the flights.

Have you ever been on flights which suffered similar cracks? Feel free to share your experience in the comments below:

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