A Flybe flight BE801 was forced to turn back, soon after departing Newquay Airport for London Gatwick yesterday morning when the main cockpit window was damaged. The Embraer 195 jet was carrying 92 passengers, was flying at 12,000 ft in the air when the crack was observed on the windscreen.
A spokesperson said: “The captain took the necessary action and, as a usual precautionary measure, the airport put its emergency vehicles on standby”. Lot of people left the airport to get a refund while some people stayed to catch later flights.
The spokesperson added, “Road transport has been offered for all 92 passengers to complete their travel to London Gatwick.