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Air Canada plane lands safely in Connecticut following reports of cracked windshield

The tail of an Air Canada aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., on Feb. 9, 2017.
The tail of an Air Canada aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., on Feb. 9, 2017. Mark Blinch / The Canadian Press

An Air Canada plane has landed safely at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut following media reports of a cracked windshield and smoke inside the cockpit, Connecticut Airport Authority said.

There were no injuries, but emergency crews were initially called as a precautionary measure, according to a Jazz Aviation statement.

Air Canada Express flight 8842, operated by Jazz Aviation, experienced an issue with a cracked windshield and smoke in the flight deck shortly before landing, the statement read.

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The airport authority told Global News in an email the plane landed at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time Monday.

Jazz Aviation said they were investigating the cause of the incident.

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The flight was scheduled to land in Windsor Locks, Conn., according to Flightradar, an online flight tracker.

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