Delta B764 enroute on Sep 29th 2019, cracked windshield

Last Update: September 30, 2019 / 22:51:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-61

Aircraft Registration
N841MH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400, registration N841MH performing flight DL-61 (dep Sep 28th) from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil), was enroute at FL310 about 40nm north of Providencialis (Turks and Caicos Islands), when the crew decided to turn around and return to Atlanta due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft descended to FL300 for the return, about 50 minutes later descended to FL260 and landed safely back in Atlanta about 2:20 hours after turning around.

A replacement Boeing 767-400 registration N844MH reached Rio de Janeiro with a delay of 8:45 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced that they were returning to Atlanta due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft landed in Atlanta about 2 hours after the announcement.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-61

Aircraft Registration
N841MH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

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