A Southwest Airlines jet that departed from Sea-Tac Airport carrying 148 people made an emergency landing in Boise on Sunday because of a cracked windshield.
A pilot on the Boeing 737, which was traveling from Sea-Tac to Phoenix, spoke with the Boise tower just after 8 a.m. Boise Fire Battalion Chief JD Ellis said firefighters were on standby at the airport until the plane landed. Passengers were put on another plane, Boise Airport spokeswoman Patti Miller said.
Diversions due to cracked windshields aren’t common.
“This is the first one that I’ve heard of since I’ve been here, almost six years,” Miller said.The Idaho Statesman