Qantas B738 near Newman on Nov 26th 2013, cracked windshield

Last Update: November 27, 2013 / 21:11:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1091

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
VH-XZH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-XZH performing flight QF-1091 from Newman,WA to Perth,WA (Australia) with 92 passengers, was enroute at FL300 about 140nm southsouthwest of Newman when the crew reported the inner pane of the windshield had cracked and initiated a descent to 10,000 feet reaching 10,000 feet about 12 minutes later. The aircraft returned to Newman for a safe landing about 30 minutes after leaving FL300.

The airline confirmed only the inner pane of the windshield had cracked with the the two outer panes remaining unaffected. The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto the next flight.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-XZH
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
Airworthyness Category
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
737-838
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1091

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
VH-XZH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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