A spokesperson for Japan’s All Nippon Airways announced that a domestic flight was forced to return to its departure airport on Saturday due to the discovery of a crack on the cockpit window of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft while in flight.
According to the spokesperson, Flight 1182 was originally flying to Toyama airport, but it had to return to Sapporo-New Chitose airport because a crack was discovered on the outer layer of windows around the cockpit. The spokesperson also mentioned that there were no injuries reported among the 59 passengers and six crew members.
The plane was not a Boeing 737 Max 9. These particular planes have received attention recently due to an incident where a cabin panel detached from a new Alaska Airlines aircraft during flight last week.
“The crack did not impact the control or pressurization of the flight,” stated the ANA representative.
On Friday, the US aviation authority extended the suspension of Boeing 737 Max 9 aircrafts until further notice in order to conduct additional safety inspections. They also stated that they will increase their monitoring of Boeing as a company.