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Old 5th Aug 2004, 18:09
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London Jets
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: JMC Mining Ship, Red Dwarf. 3 million years from earth.
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The aircraft is a Boeing 747-200 G-CCMA

The first picture is taken between Jeddah and Kaula Lumpur at 28,000 ft.

The second picture is taken back at Kaula Lumpur.

It happened on the ground in Jeddah on 11th Feb 2004, apparently a stress fracture in one of the layers of glass. I don't know how cockpit glass is made but I was told there is 4 or 5 layers that are bonded together and it was one of the inner layers that cracked, maybe one of you technical bods can explain how these windows are made. We flew back at a reduced altitude because of this crack.

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