Alaska Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Portland After Losing Aircraft Part Mid-Flight.

A California-bound Alaska Airlines flight, numbered 1282, had to make an emergency landing in Portland, Oregon, on January 5. The plane experienced a sudden loss of cabin pressure, leading to a significant section of the aircraft blowing out during the flight.

Fortunately, all 174 passengers and six crew members on board are reported to be okay, although some lost belongings, including phones.

Parade reported that a child lost his shirt due to the violent depressurization, while his mother had to hold him in his seat.

Photos and videos shared on social media reveal the missing fuselage section. Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci emphasized safety as their top priority and temporarily grounded the entire fleet of 65 Boeing 737-9 aircraft for thorough inspections.

Minicucci expressed personal commitment to investigating the incident transparently and promptly. He apologized to the passengers, praised the response of the pilots and flight attendants, and assured support for those affected.

The airline aims to complete inspections in the next few days before returning the aircraft to service.

(Source : Parade)

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