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Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Plane's emergency door flies off during takeoff



The emergency door of a small plane flew off and onto the runway at Minneapolis Airport as it was about to take off.


The Boutique Airlines plane was speeding down the runway when the door separated and a passenger's bag was also sucked out of the plane.


Tom Yon was sat just feet away from the door and described it as a 'scary' moment.


He estimated the plane was traveling at about 100 mph on the runway.


"If there had been a person sitting on the plane with a baby on their lap, I don't know what would have happened."





The Metropolitan Airports Commission confirmed the incident and said the takeoff was quickly aborted.


The damaged door was recovered from the runway.


The small plane was traveling from Minneapolis to Ironwood, Mich. and no injuries were reported.


 

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