Passengers terrified after plane door opens mid-flight

A nightmare for every passenger: the door of the aircraft opens during the flight ...

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A nightmare for every passenger: the door of the aircraft opens during the flight ...

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The importance of keeping your seat belts fastened during take-off was clear to the 25 passengers onboard the An-26 that took off from Magan in Siberia.

As the plane climbed away from the airport in the Yakutsk region, a door on the rear of the IrAero Antonov aircraft sprung open, sending luggage tumbling out of the aircraft with passengers’ headwear also torn off; thankfully, all onboard were safely fastened in their seats.

With temperatures in the region of around -40C, those on board were still well wrapped up against the cold, with the aircraft able to return to Magan with no injuries reported.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.