Cracked windshield diverted ANA’s flight NH1651

ana Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8Aircraft Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8, performing domestic flight NH1651 for Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA), suffered windshield crack while en route from Osaka/Itami to Akita. The accident happened shortly after takeoff and the crew was forced to divert to Chubu Centrair International Airport where a safe landing was carried out. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries among the 13 people on board of the aircraft during the flight.

After landing at Chubu Centrair International Airport all the passengers were taken to the terminal and replacement aircraft was sent to complete the flight to Akita.

All Nippon Airways and local authorities initiated an investigation for the root cause of the accident.

Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 is a successor of DHC-8 Dash 8, which is a series of turboprop-powered regional airliners, introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. DHC was later bought by Boeing in 1988, then by Bombardier in 1992. Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 has a capacity for 82 passengers, length of 32.80 m, the height of 8.40 m and a wingspan of 28.40 m.