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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Alaska Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing due to blown-out window and fuselage section


PORTLAND,⁣ Ore. – An Alaska Airlines flight had a terrifying experience on Friday when a window‌ and ‍a chunk of​ its fuselage ​blew out midair, causing the plane to make an ⁢emergency ‌landing⁢ in Oregon. The incident ⁣left a⁢ gaping ⁢hole in the side‍ of the airplane next to ​passenger⁢ seats, as shown ​in a photo sent to KATU-TV by a passenger.

Thankfully, it⁤ was‌ reported that there were no immediate injuries, and the airline is currently investigating the cause ⁢of the​ incident.⁢ “Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 from Portland, Oregon, to ⁢Ontario, California, experienced an ⁢incident this evening‌ soon after departure,” the company said⁣ in a statement.⁢ “The aircraft landed safely back ​at Portland International ‌Airport with 174 guests and six crew members.”

The flight, which departed​ from Portland at 4:52 p.m. PST,⁤ had to return just before 5:30 p.m. after reaching a height‍ of 16,000 feet and then beginning to descend. Photos taken by passengers ⁢revealed the​ extent​ of the damage, with a large section of the‌ airplane’s fuselage ‍missing.

The ⁣FAA⁤ and the National Transportation Safety Board are⁢ both involved‍ in the⁢ investigation, and updates will be shared as they become available.

It’s a relief to know that the plane landed safely,‌ and we hope to ⁤learn more about the cause⁣ of this frightening incident soon.

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  1. Bad punctuation and grammar, disagree:
    The airline should have conducted proper maintenance checks to prevent such incidents from happening. This shows negligence on their part. #SafetyFirst


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