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Southwest flight from BWI to Indianapolis diverted due to cracked cockpit window

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A Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to Indianapolis was diverted to Pittsburgh Saturday morning after the pilot announced that a pane of glass in the cockpit had developed a crack, an airline spokesman confirmed.

Southwest flight 849 left BWI around 10:45 a.m. and landed in Pittsburgh an hour later, shortly after the pilot's announcement. The flight was originally scheduled to leave at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in Indianapolis at 12:05 p.m.

The crew announced that the plane's 64 passengers would be moved to another plane because of the "mechanical" problem.

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