Cracked Windshield Forces Tokyo-Bound American Airlines Flight Back to O'Hare

A cracked windshield on an American Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Tokyo forced the flight to return to O’Hare International Airport Monday, the airline said.

Flight 153, a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, was carrying 164 passengers and 13 crew members on it Monday afternoon, according to an American Airlines spokeswoman.

“As a reminder, aircraft windshields have multiple layers,” the spokeswoman said. “Our maintenance team will evaluate the aircraft once it has landed and we will work to get our customers to their destination as quickly and safely as we can.”

No other information was immediately available.

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