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Cracked windscreen forces EasyJet plane back to Glasgow

EasyJet plane
Image caption The plane returned to Glasgow after crew noticed a cracked windscreen

EasyJet has confirmed that one of its flights to Amsterdam was forced to return to Glasgow after the crew noticed it had a cracked windscreen.

Flight EZY 6853 left Glasgow International Airport just after 10:00.

The plane headed back shortly after take-off when the cockpit windscreen was damaged. It landed back in Glasgow just after 10:30.

EasyJet said another plane was being sent from Luton and passengers should depart again on Friday afternoon.

A spokesman for EasyJet said: "EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY 6853 Glasgow to Amsterdam returned to Glasgow airport this morning due to a technical fault.

"The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is always EasyJet's priority and we would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to the customers."

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