BA flight left with shattered windscreen after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft

BA flight left with shattered windscreen after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft

December 26, 2021

A BA holiday flight is left with a shattered windscreen after a lump of ice from a jet 1,000ft above smashed into it at 35,000ft.

Pilots on the Boeing 777, heading from Gatwick to Costa Rica, were spared by a tough inner glass screen.


The aircraft landed safely at its destination.

A source told the Sun last night: “It was quite a bang.

“It’s a one-in-a-million chance which should ever really happen but the passengers and crew are lucky the aircraft were flying in the same direction and the speed of the falling ice was relatively low.

“If it had happened when the planes were flying in opposite directions, the impact could have been catastrophic.”

A BA spokesman said: “There was no need for an emergency descent or landing.

“Our teams have been working hard behind the scenes and another aircraft is currently positioning from Montego Bay to San Jose to bring passengers home who had journeys delayed.”

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