Cracked Windshield for Aeroflot 737-800

An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800was en route at FL300 about 90nm northwest of Novosibirsk (Russia) when the crew reported a cracked windshield and descended the aircraft to FL100 reporting it was the inner layer of the windshield, that had cracked. The aircraft diverted to Novosibirsk, entered a hold at FL070 to burn off fuel and landed safely in Novosibirsk about 90 minutes after leaving FL300.

The aircraft, VP-BML, was performing flight SU-1451 from Kemerovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 154 passengers on board.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VP-BKF reached Moscow with a delay with 9:40 hours.


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