A United Boeing 767-300, registration N662UA performing flight UA-51 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 221 people on board, was enroute at FL340 over the Atlantic Ocean about 260nm east of Boston,MA (USA) when the crew requested to descend to FL260 due to a cracked windshield. After turning around to return to Newark the crew requested to descend to FL100, during the descent the crew requested to stop at FL240, following collecting wind reports for several altitudes the crew requested to descend to FL140. The aircraft landed safely back on Newark’s runway 04R about 100 minutes after leaving FL340.
The flight was cancelled. The occurrence aircraft resumed service after 42 hours on the ground. (AvHerald)