Cessna Citation 680 makes emergency landing at Riverside Airport after shattered windshield – CBS Los Angeles

RIVER EDGE (CBSLA) – A business jet suffered a broken windshield on Wednesday, prompting the pilot to declare an emergency shortly after taking off from Riverside Municipal Airport.

The rupture did not cause the windshield to collapse completely, but at around 11 a.m., as the twin-engine Cessna Citation 680 climbed to 38,000 feet, the co-pilot’s side windshield began to crack several times. locations, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Riverside Battalion Chief Joe Rosales said the pilot “descended quickly below 10,000 feet as a precaution” to avoid losing cabin pressure.

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Air traffic controllers gave the plane priority clearance to return to Riverside and informed public safety agencies, who arrived as the Cessna was on final approach. The landing went off without incident and the window did not fully open.

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It is not known where the plane, owned by the Riverside Airport company, was headed, but FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency was investigating the incident.

Kevin A. Perras

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