Delta flight 760 from Salt Lake City to Washington D.C. was diverted to Denver, according to a company statement that categorized the incident as a “maintenance issue mid-flight.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, the flight crew diverted into Denver and the plane landed routinely. Our team worked quickly to accommodate customers on a new plane, and we sincerely apologize for the delay and inconvenience to their travel plans,” Delta said.
The plane carried almost 200 passengers. The incident occurred shortly before midnight.
A Delta spokesman confirmed the “windshield cracked” 90 minutes into the flight but said the cause has not been determined, according to NBC affiliate KSL in Salt Lake City.
We were on our way to the ACC meeting when it was announced that we we would need to make an unplanned landing in Denver because the windscreen cracked. Apparently it was spontaneous. Fortunately, we landed safely and are about to get back in air. We are grateful for safe flights pic.twitter.com/lK6kq5UiY2
— Kirk Knowlton, MD (@KirkKnowlton) March 31, 2022