Plane diverted to MYR for cracked windshield

A Spirit Airlines plane landed safely Friday after being diverted to Myrtle Beach International Airport for a cracked windshield, according to Kirk Lovell Assistant Director of Airports for Horry County.

The plane was going from Fort Lauderdale to Boston when the windshield cracked, according to Spirit Airlines spokesman Paul Berry.

Berry said there was no impact that caused the crack, just "stress."

He said he did not know the flight number. He also said that at no point were the passengers or the plane in danger and that the passengers weren't aware of the problem until the captain told them the flight was being diverted to Myrtle Beach.

Berry said Spirit sent another plane from Fort Lauderdale to pick up the passengers and have them continue on to Boston.

"This kind of thing happens in the airline industry every day," Berry said.

Lovell said the plane was following standard safety procedures by diverting.

He said emergency officials were called to the scene in case anything happened with the landing.