A cracked windshield forced an emergency landing at the Burlington airport Thursday morning.

The US Airways Express jet was flying from Philadelphia to Montreal when the pilot reported a crack developing. To be safe, the pilot decided to land and Burlington was the closest airport.

“The crack was reportedly getting larger and working its way down the windshield, so the pilots elected to get the plane on the ground as soon as possible and have it inspected before they did lose the windshield,” said Doug Wood, the airport operations foreman.

“I think it was a good move. It could always be worse, right? A cracked windshield. Good thing the pilot made the decision to land the plane,” said David Lazare, a passenger.

The airline says there were about 50 passengers on board and they were working to schedule a bus to complete their journey to Montreal.

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