Delta flight from Bogota to Atlanta turns back

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 3:53 PM

A Delta Air Lines flight from Colombia to Atlanta returned to the Bogota airport as a precaution Wednesday after the crew discovered some cracks in the copilot's windshield.

The decision to turn back was made about 35 minutes into the flight that left Bogota at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Flight 444, a Boeing 757 carrying 115 passengers and 6 crew members, landed safely. The passengers were allowed to go back into the airport while the airline tried to determine if the windshield could be repaired and the flight could continue.

The flight was later canceled, and the passengers were given vouchers for hotel accommodations. The passengers were expected to be put on a flight to Atlanta leaving at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the cause of the damage has not been determined.