TAMPA, Fla. — A JetBlue flight from San Juan to Tampa was diverted to Fort Lauderdale due to a windshield issue.
JetBlue fight 1052 was in the air heading to Tampa Sunday afternoon when the outer layer of the windshield shattered.
Michael Paluska, a reporter for Scripps station WFTS in Tampa, was on the plane. A flight attendant told passengers that the plane did not lose cabin pressure, but the window cracks did force the plane to be diverted to Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Windshield in cockpit shattered 3/4 of way home on our @JetBlue flight to #Tampa from #PuertoRico. Thank you pilots for getting us to Fort Lauderdale safely! Be home in Tampa soon! @abcactionnews pic.twitter.com/7Rjo8ouOI9
— Michael Paluska (@MichaelPaluska) May 6, 2018
Passengers changed planes and arrived in Tampa at 3:31 p.m. Sunday.
JetBlue sent the following statement on the incident:
"JetBlue flight 1052 from San Juan to Tampa diverted to Fort Lauderdale in an abundance of caution following a report of damage to one of the outer layers of the cockpit windscreen. The flight landed safely at approximately 1:00 p.m. local time. Customers have been accommodated on another aircraft."