BAGOTVILLE, Canada – An Icelandair flight from Orlando made an emergency landing in Canada after a tear was found in the flight deck window.
- Icelandair flight makes emergency landing in Canada
- Flight leaves Orlando International Airport on Friday
- A rift was discovered in a cockpit window
Icelandair – Flight 688 left Orlando International Airport Friday night heading for Reykjavik, Iceland.
The airline confirmed that the plane was over Canada when pilots cracked one of the cockpit windows
"Following standard procedures, they diverted to a nearby airport in Bagotville (Canada)", Icelandair posted on Twitter ,
The airline said that it was the 1
"All passengers were brought to a hotel and today a flight is scheduled to take them to the Reykjavik airport bring, "Icelandair told Spectrum News with statement. "Passengers whose final destination is not Reykjavik have been rebooked."
Harrison Hove, professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Florida, was one of the passengers on the flight.
"An Icelandair mechanic sitting in front of me splinter was" spectacular. "Prob mean significantly? He was taken to the cockpit and said that the crash was significant, the main crack estimated at 20cm," Hove tweeted .
Hove told Spectrum News 13 that they were taken to Bagotville Airport, Quebec, Canada, which has minimal security and delayed passenger flight. Hove said that a flight is scheduled for 8pm. Saturday.
Hove said while some passengers had asked to return to Orlando, "Icelandair does not give us that option."
FlightAware shows pilots a quick descent, dropping 26,000 feet in 10 minutes as they accelerated emergency landing.