The door of the plane flew in mid-air. It was later made an emergency landing. Such an incident happened on an Alaska Airlines flight in the United States. The incident occurred after the plane took off from the Portland airport on Friday local time.
In the video captured by the passengers, a middle door of the cabin was completely detached from the plane. At that time everything outside was visible through the door.
Alaska Airlines issued a statement on social media X (formerly Twitter). In it they wrote, ‘S1282 flight from Portland to Ontario, California encountered an incident shortly after takeoff. The plane landed safely back at Portland Airport with 171 passengers and six crew on board. We are investigating what happened. Details will be released as soon as they are known.’
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said they are investigating an incident related to Alexa Airlines Flight 1282.
Flightradar24, an aviation monitoring agency, said the Boeing 737 Max model of Alaska Airlines had climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet. It later changed direction and returned to Portland Airport.