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Delta flight 4003, operated by regional carrier SkyWest, was headed from Minneapolis to San Antonio Thursday when it was diverted to Tulsa, Oklahoma, because of a cracked windshield.
The crack was "in the outermost layer of the windshield," according to a statement from Marissa Snow of SkyWest Airlines.

"The flight landed safely without incident, and all passengers deplaned normally at the gate. We are working to help passengers resume their travels to San Antonio as quickly as possible on alternate aircraft," Snow continued.

The plane first took off out of Minneapolis at 9:27 a.m. CDT and landed in Tulsa at 11:30 a.m. CDT, according to flight-tracker site FlightAware. Passengers expect to board a new plane at 5 p.m. to finish their journey to San Antonio, so they will likely be in the Tulsa International Airport for about 5 and a half hours.

Paula Harvot, a passenger on the flight, told USA TODAY that the change in course was announced about an hour into the flight.

"It was a smooth takeoff, it was a smooth flight, and about an hour or so in all of a sudden the pilot came over (the loudspeaker) and said, 'We're going to do an emergency descent,' " she said. "Within about five minutes ... he instructed the flight attendants to go to their seats and everyone to buckle up."t wasn't until the flight was near to landing that passengers were informed the diversion was due to a cracked windshield, Harvot said.
Harvot said the experience was "a little nerve-wracking," but that everyone on the flight remained "fairly calm."

"The pilot stayed calm, and the attendants were in their professional modes," she said.

Harvot added that she's glad everyone is safe and that passengers are being treated well at the airport.

"We'll take a little delay for a little safety," she said.