Just a question, I was reading a simple flying article about a cracked windshield on a Bangkok-bound Rossiya B777 and something got me a bit stumbled up.
I was wondering, that considering the fact that a cracked windshield can be quite serious, why did the crew decide to take a 3-hour return to the originating airport? Isn’t this dangerous? Why didn’t they land at the nearest suitable airport? The flight time was a whopping 8:11 hours.
Here’s a flight path of this flight
Answers would be greatly appreciated!