Imagine boarding your four-hour flight from Salt Lake City to Washington DC. You reach cruising altitude and begin to really settle in, recline your seat, and get ready to nap or watch tv or read a book. And then all of a sudden you hear over the loudspeaker to remain calm — the plane is suddenly diverting to Denver International Airport.
On Friday, April 1, that very situation happened after pilots made the decision to divert to Denver when the cockpit windshield cracked at 30,000 feet. The crack happened about 90 minutes into the flight, and it diverted in about 10 minutes.