CNN PRODUCER NOTE Jennifer Squires was on Delta flight 110 flying from Atlanta to Los Angeles on May 3, when halfway through the journey the pilot came over the intercom and said that the flight needed to make an emergency landing because the windshield was cracked. The plane descended to an airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Once the plane was safely on the tarmac and the passengers were exiting the plane, Squires asked the pilot if she could see the cracked windshield and was able to take this photo. Overall, she was impressed by the pilot and the crew for navigating them to safety, and she was able to make it to Los Angeles for vacation.
A spokesperson at the FAA said the outside part of the double-paned windshield shattered, but the interior part remained intact. Also, the aircraft did not depressurize.
A Delta spokesperson said this is a rare occurrence, but the established procedure is to divert the flight.
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- Jareen, CNN iReport producer