Jetstar flight to Bali turned around after pilot noticed cracks in windshield

A Jetstar flight bound for Bali has been forced to turn back after a pilot noticed a crack in the windshield.

The flight, which departed Sydney on Wednesday about 5pm was three hours into its seven-hour journey when it had to be turned around, according to FlightAware.

The plane was flying over Darwin but landed in Melbourne.

A Jetstar spokesperson said a pilot made the decision to divert the flight after he noticed a crack in the cockpit windscreen.

A Jetstar flight has had to turn around after it reportedly had a crack in the windshield. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

“While there was no impact to the structural integrity of the aircraft at any time, the decision was made to return to Melbourne as a precaution where the windscreen could be fixed quickly, to prevent further delays,” the spokesperson said.

“Passengers were provided overnight accommodation in Melbourne and we’re arranging an alternative flight to ensure they resume their journey as soon as possible.

“We sincerely apologise to our customers for the delay.”

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