A Enter Air flight between Marsa Alam and Katowice had to divert to Athens due to a cracked windscreen in flight.
Incident: Enter Air Flight Diverts to Athens Due to Cracked Windshield…
Enter Air flight E44236 was a scheduled flight between Katowice and Marsa Alam, with the affected rotation being operated by SP-ESH.
As per data from Planespotters.net, SP-ESH is a 14.8 year old Boeing 737-800 that originally started out life with Oman Air as A4O-BD back in February 2009.
The aircraft was then handed over to the Polish carrier back in April 2020, where it has remained since.
Of the 737-800 variant, Enter Air has 23 of them, of which 20 are in active service and three are currently parked, offering an average age of 20.7 years.
E44236 from Marsa Alam was in the cruise at FL360 when the crew onboard reported that the windscreen had cracked during the cruise.
From there, the decision was made to divert to Athens, where it landed safely just over 25 minutes after it’s initial descent from FL360, as per The Aviation Herald.
Upon arrival into Athens, the aircraft was grounded, with the incident outlet reporting a 19-hour period for such a grounding.
From there, the aircraft headed to Warsaw on a repositioning flight on November 6, where it has remained since then.
Looking ahead, all eyes will be on when the aircraft will operate another commercial flight following the relevant repairs and checks to be made by technicians.
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