EMERGENCY Boeing 757 makes emergency landing in Los Angeles after cockpit windscreen CRACKS in mid-air

An American Airlines flight was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing after cracks formed in the cockpit’s windscreen shortly after take-off.

There were anxious moments for some passengers when the twin-engine plane, carrying almost 200 people, returned to Los Angeles International Airport while en route to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Monday.

After the aircraft landed safely, passenger Glenn Kagan snapped a photograph that shows a spider web of cracks in the left windscreen of the Boeing 757-223.