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Plane’s door opens mid-flight

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

plane door opens midflightA Jin Air flight bound for Busan was forced to turn back half an hour after takeoff from the Philippine resort island of Cebu on Sunday morning because one of its doors was not fully shut. A public relations officer from the low-cost carrier said that the 16-year-old Boeing B737-800 passenger plane left Mactan Cebu International Airport at 1 a.m., turned around 30 minutes later and arrived back at the gate at 2:10 a.m.

At the time of the incident the Boeing 737-800 was at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

According to the Jin Air officer, an inflight announcement was made to inform those on board the flight.

Jin Air says passengers were provided rooms in a local hotel and the flight took off again for Busan 15 hours later.

According to the news at Korea Joongang Daily, after a sound near the front left door alerted people near that zone and flight attendants that something had gone wrong. Although some passengers complained about feeling nauseous during the return, no one was hospitalized upon arrival back in Cebu.

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