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Southwest Airline makes emergency landing after window cracks mid-flight

Southwest Airline makes emergency landing after window cracks mid-flight

Passengers aboard the Southwest Airlines flight that was forced to land in OH on Wednesday because of a broken window said they heard a "loud pop" - and immediately thought of the woman who recently died after being partially sucked out of a plane mid-flight.

Airline officials say more than 70 passengers were on board the flight from Chicago to Newark, New Jersey.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago made an unexpected diversion on Wednesday after a window cracked midflight, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The flight landed "uneventfully", and airport workers in Cleveland are now reaccomodating the 76 passengers.

The incident comes after Jennifer Riordan, 43, died when the engine on a Dallas-bound Southwest plane exploded mid-air and smashed a window, nearly sucking her out of the aircraft.

FBN's Ashley Webster discusses how a Southwest flight had to make an emergency landing due to a broken window. According to preliminary data, the crack appeared only on the outer pane of the window.

Mother of two Jennifer Riordan was killed April 17 aboard the flight from New York City to Dallas, which made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

Another passenger shared photos of the "cracked" glass to Twitter, which showed a broken window.

Bank executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, of Albuquerque, was killed when she was almost sucked out of the plane.

"We're going to walk you right onto the plane next door and we're going to let you [be] taken care of", one can be heard saying.

"People just remained in their seats and waited for further instructions", he said, adding that members of the plane's crew had done a fine job of keeping passengers informed and comfortable.

During the horrendous event last month, other passengers on that Southwest flight were able to pull the woman back into the plane.