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Commercial flight forced to divert

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Added On May 16, 2018

China's aviation authority has confirmed a Chinese commercial flight was forced to divert to an alternate airport following a mechanical failure.
   
The flight, operated by Sichuan Airlines, was en route from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region on Monday.
 
It was forced to divert mid-flight to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, following a mechanical issue. 
   
The Civil Aviation Administration of China said part of the cockpit window was broken as the Airbus A319 flew over Chengdu. 
 
The aircrew enacted emergency code 7700 and landed in Chengdu. 
 
The co-pilot sustained injuries to the face and waist, and another crew member was hurt during the emergency landing. However, no passengers were harmed.  
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Sichuan Airlines confirmed a diversion had taken place, adding an investigation is under way. 
 
There were 119 passengers and nine crew members on board, according to the airline, which has arranged another flight to take the passengers to Lhasa.