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Plane Makes Emergency Landing At LaGuardia With Cracked Windshield

LaGuardia Airport. (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

LaGuardia Airport. (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities say a plane with no passengers on board made an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport after the pilot noticed a crack in the windshield.

The plane had been headed to LaGuardia anyway.

Flight 5801, operated by Delta Connection carrier GoJet, was flying from St. Louis on Saturday morning. LaGuardia was its destination.

Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the pilot and co-pilot were ferrying the plane to New York for a later flight.

Delta said the pilot noticed a thin windshield crack while en route and declared an emergency landing as a precaution.

The crack did not occur at LaGuardia, the Port Authority told CBS 2.

The aircraft landed safely and remained fully pressurized.

The airline said the plane is being taken out of service for maintenance.

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