Virgin Atlantic A346 near London on Sep 28th 2015, cracked windshield

Last Update: September 28, 2015 / 21:22:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 28, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-21

Aircraft Registration
G-VWIN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600, registration G-VWIN performing flight VS-21 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was enroute at FL320 about 170nm west of London when the crew reported a cracked windshield and decided to return to London, where the aircraft landed safely about 90 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A340-600 registration G-VBLU is estimated to reach Washington with a delay of 14 hours.

The airline confirmed a cracked windshield as cause of the return.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 28, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-21

Aircraft Registration
G-VWIN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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