Emergency door blows out of Alaska Airlines plane; makes emergency landing

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Emergency door blows out of Alaska Airlines plane; makes emergency landing

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Moments after takeoff, one of the doors on an Alaska Airlines flight AS1282, going from Portland to Ontario, blew open, resulting in an emergency landing. All passengers are safe.

Passenger-shot videos demonstrate how the mid-cabin exit door had detached from the aircraft. The aircraft safely descended back to Portland after reaching a maximum altitude of 16,325 feet.

Alaska Airlines has updated about this incident by tweeting “AS1282 from Portland to Ontario, CA experienced an incident this evening soon after departure. The aircraft landed safely back at Portland International Airport with 171 guests and 6 crew members. We are investigating what happened and will share more as it becomes available.”

Netizens have actively expressed their opinions about the incident.

An X user commented “Incident: -Part of plane blew out at 16,000 feet. -Child’s shirt ripped off -Cell phones sucked out -Unoccupied seat sucked out. – Everyone safe. Is this correct?”

Another X user commented “Alaska airline plane makes an emergency landing at Portland, Oregon. After the wind blows out in mid-air. Several items, including phones, sucked out of the plane when it suddenly depressurised.”

Another X user tweets “171 pax with 178 total seats and the seat that was impacted next to the door and broke appears to have been empty. With a 96% load factor, it’s shocking we aren’t talking about a fatality.”

Another X user tweeted “What would have happened if someone was sitting in that seat?”

An X user tweeted “Will you be offering free parachutes for all window seats on similar Boeing planes? Asking for a friend.”

Shreyas Vange