US Airways flight from Tampa to Phoenix made precautionary landing due to cracked windshield

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A US Airways flight from Tampa to Phoenix made a precautionary landing in Albuquerque, N.M., after the pilots reported a crack in the plane's windshield.

Airline spokesman Davien Anderson says the Airbus A319 did not lose cabin pressure and the landing was routine. The pilots did not declare an emergency.

US Airways Flight 265 was carrying 119 passengers and took off Sunday around 7:30 a.m. with a planned arrival at about 9 a.m. in Phoenix.

"It was quite scary," said passenger Diane Koningsor of Tucson. "We didn't know how bad the crack was until we touched down and the pilot came out and looked a little shook up."

Anderson says US Airways sent another plane to bring the passengers to Phoenix.

"Once we touched down it was a little bit scarier seeing the actual windshield and knowing what could have been," said Koningsor.

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