Plane diverts after when cockpit screens go blank

A United Airlines flight heading for Houston was forced to make an emergency landing in Dallas.
1:58 | 04/05/19

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Now to that midair scare overnight. A united plane heading for Houston diverting to Dallas when the screens in the cockpit went blank. Passengers hearing this announcement on board. May be able to see we lost two of our screens. Now, if we kept flying we'd lose them all eventually because there's not enough cooling. Tremendous heat behind those screens. If we had continued eventually I'd be flying blind so that's why we are in Dallas right now. And definitely something no one wants to hear. Let's go to ABC's David Kerley at Reagan national airport with the latest. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning. I've been in a cockpit of a small aircraft when this happens. It is very disconcerting. This is a Glasscock pit. It means that the computer screens basically give all the flight information. That goes down, they do have backup instruments, but it's very basic. It's attitude and speed. They don't want to fly like they want all that data. That's why the pilot said, listen, I don't want to fly blind. I'll put it down with what I've got, get you on another plane and get you to Houston on another aircraft. Very smart decision on his part. New developments in the Boeing crash. We've seen the ethiopians' report and Boeing is speaking out as well. Reporter: Yes and making an acknowledgement that the two deadly crashes are linked to the anti-stallsystem. Think about this, Boeing said there was a procedure to deal with this. We know that this system kicked in in three different flight answer only one successfully did it. Seven pilots involved in those three flight, only one knew what to do and Boeing acknowledging it is a complicated system. That software fix is coming to make it safer but let's not for get, 350 people died. Yesterday an American family sued Boeing saying the second accident was no accident. Michael. You're right about that, David. It's not about getting planes back in the air but answers to families who lost loved ones. To the white house now where president trump backing off his

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