A Thomson flight to Bristol was forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot’s windscreen cracked at 30,000ft.

The Boeing 757-200 (reg. G-OOBB) from Gran Canaria was forced to divert to Porto, Portugal after the damage meant the pilots had to drop from 30,000ft to 10,000ft last night.

“The cockpit windscreen was cracked so had to descend from 30,000ft to 10,000 before making an emergency landing,” a passenger told the Bristol Post.

She said those on board were told there was a technical fault before landing, but saw the cracked windscreen as they disembarked.

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