Friday, August 12, 2022

Plane door flies off just before take-off

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An emergency exit door on an aircraft broke off and flew into the runway just as the plane was about to take off.

The incident happened on the runway of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, US, when the flight was taking off of Minneapolis.

According to reports, the two pilots of the aircraft were fired after the incident, WLUC-TV reported that the pilots had failed to complete the pre-flight checklist before starting the journey.

Tom Yon, a passenger from the flight, told WUPM his carry bag was sucked out of the door. But he was able to find his bag an hour after the incident.

“We were just about to take off probably going, I don’t know 100 miles per hour, and the door just flew off a loud bang, and the door flew off and the noise and the wind and everything,” the told the station.

“ I didn’t even see my bag get sucked out of the plane. I got it right here, this bag right here, got sucked right out of the plane. They gave it to me about an hour after take-off,” he added.

Tom Yon estimated the plane was travelling at speeds of above 100mph when the door flew off.

“If there had been a person sitting on the plane with a baby on their lap, I don’t know what would have happened,” he said.

According to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, no one was injured in the incident and the emergency door was recovered from the runway.

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