Photo shows the cockpit window of a Delta flight after it shattered in mid-air, prompting an emergency landing

Photo shows the cockpit window of a Delta flight after it shattered in mid-air, prompting an emergency landing

Delta Air Lines aircraft.On The Run Photo/Shutterstock

  • A Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Washington, DC, diverted to Denver on Thursday.

  • The FAA said it was investigating after the cockpit windshield cracked while in the air.

  • A photo taken by a passenger showed the window was completely shattered.

A Delta Airlines flight from Salt Lake City that was headed to Washington, DC, had to make an emergency landing in Denver on Thursday after the cockpit window shattered mid-flight.

The crew of Delta flight 760 declared “an emergency due to a cracked windshield,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement provided to Insider. The cause of the crack is not yet clear but the FAA said it is investigating.

In a statement provided to Insider, Delta said the plane “experienced a maintenance issue mid-flight.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, the flight crew diverted into Denver and the plane landed routinely. Our team worked quickly to accommodate customers on a new plane, and we sincerely apologize for the delay and inconvenience to their travel plans,” the statement said .

AT Photo shared online by passenger Kirk Knowlton showed the cockpit window had completely shattered.

The flight departed from Salt Lake City International Airport and was headed to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport when it made a safe emergency landing at Denver International Airport around 11:35 am

One passenger told KUTV that about 90 minutes into the flight the crew announced over the loudspeaker that the windshield had shattered and they would instead be entertaining to Denver in about 10 minutes.

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