A TAP Air Portugal flight between Lisbon and New York suffered a crack windscreen prompting a return to the Portuguese capital after a near four-hour ordeal.
TAP Portugal Flight to Lisbon-New York Suffers Cracked Windscreen…
CS-TUA was the Airbus A330-900neo involved in the incident whilst operating TAP Air Portugal flight TP207 between Lisbon and New York’s Newark.
As per data from Planespotters.net, it is a 5.3 year-old jet at the time of writing, having been delivered to the Portuguese carrier back in April 2019.
TAP Air Portugal currently have a fleet of 19 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, with the other members of the A330 Family being the -200 variant, of which they have three.
The aircraft seats 34 passengers in Business, and 264 in Economy.
CS-TUA proceeded to climb out of Lisbon and remained in the cruise for a few hours before the issue of the cracked windscreen arose.
From there, the decision was made not to continue onwards to New York’s Newark, and instead ensure the safety of the aircraft and get it back to the Portuguese capital.
At the time of writing (14/9/23), the aircraft is still on the ground in Lisbon, with maintenance works expected to take place following the incident.
All eyes will be on how long it will take to get the aircraft back in the air again following the cracked windscreen that forced a return to Lisbon instead of continuing on to New York.
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