Southwest Airlines plane diverted after crack appears in window

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A Southwest Airlines flight flying from Chicago to Newark on Wednesday morning diverted to Cleveland because of a window crack.

"On my way to NJ for work and #Southwest957 gets a window crack," passenger Alejandro Aguina posted over Twitter, according to USA Today.
The aircraft was carrying 73 passengers, and no injuries were reported, the airline said in a statement.

The twin-engine Boeing 737 took off from Chicago's Midway International Airport at 9:53 a.m. and ascended to 33,000 feet over 20 minutes, according to Flightaware.com.
According to passenger Linda Holley, a loud noise was then heard and a large crack appeared in a window.
The plane then diverted to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and landed at 10:46 a.m.

There was no depressurization of the cabin, so oxygen masks were not deployed, according to FAA spokesman Greg Martin.

The aircraft has been taken out of service as investigators try and figure out the cause of the incident.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Southwest 957 flight path
2. Plane was carrying 73 passengers at 33,000 feet when crack occurred
3. Cracked window in aircraft
4. Plane landing at Cleveland airport

VOICEOVER (in English):
"A Southwest Airlines flight flying from Chicago to Newark on Wednesday morning diverted to Cleveland because of a window crack."

"The twin-engine Boeing 737 carrying 73 passengers took off from Chicago's Midway International Airport at 9:53 a.m. and ascended to 33,000 feet over 20 minutes."

"According to passenger Linda Holley, a loud noise was then heard and a large crack appeared in a window. There was no depressurization of the cabin, so oxygen masks were not deployed."

"The plane then diverted to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and landed at 10:46 a.m. The aircraft has been taken out of service as investigators try and figure out the cause of the incident."

SOURCES: USA Today, CNN