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Southwest says taping broken window is FAA-approved

Southwest Airlines has defended the use of tape to secure the interior broken window of an aircraft, stating that tape is ‘FAA-approved’ for certain cosmetic damages.

Southwest flight 2606 recently suffered a slight broken window next to sitting passengers, as a photo reported by Fox 13 shows.

The flight is believed to have been flying between Baltimore and Boston when the window became damaged.

Tape surrounded the bottom half of the window, where the shade meets the bottom.

Southwest noted that due to the damage on the window’s sunshade, FAA-approved adhesive tape was a viable temporary remedy to the situation.

The airline concluded that a permanent solution to the problem would be presented in a few days and the tap is also a temporary fix.