Saved by runway 28

Saved by runway 28

This might sound like something bizarre and unthinkable, something that can only occur in an action film, but this really happened recently.

An airbus carrying more than 100 passengers sustained a crack in the windscreen. The crack was clearly visible by the flight staff which occurred in the cockpit of the plane.

Berlin Airline had been carrying passengers from the Canary Islands to Switzerland when it noticed the problem in midair.

The crew made a decision to turn the plane towards Casablanca before initiating a rapid descent and turning to the north. This led them diverting their flight to Faro in Portugal where they landed safely on runway 28.

All passengers stayed in a hotel till the following day when they continued their flight to Zurich.

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