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Air Southwest Newquay flight diverted by cracked window

A flight from Newquay to Glasgow had to be diverted to Dublin on Monday evening because of a cracked window.

The Air Southwest flight took off from Newquay at 17:00 BST en-route to Glasgow.

However, the Dash-8 plane was diverted to Dublin "as a precaution", when the crack was noticed by the captain, a company spokesman said.

The 24 passengers were later transferred to another plane - landing about four hours late, in Glasgow.

"We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience caused, however, safety is paramount and will not be compromised," Air Southwest said.

It is not know how or when the window was damaged, but the company said the plane did not strike anything and no-one was injured.

"There was no danger of the windscreen shattering as it's made of multiple layers of toughened glass with acrylic between each layer," a spokesman added.

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