February 7, 2023

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Passengers experience panic as Russian plane door opens mid-air in minus 41 degrees

The 25 passengers and crew on board the Antonov AN-26 experienced moments of panic this Monday (1/9). While flying over Siberia (Russia) one of the doors of the Russian plane opened and the cabin lowered. The temperature at the time of the incident was minus 41 degrees.

According to the East 2 West agency, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a snow-covered runway in extremely adverse conditions due to the suction of luggage from the plane.

After the rear door opens mid-flight, Antonov makes an emergency landing in Siberia

Antonov AN-26, similar to the incident in Siberia
Antonov AN-26, like incident in Siberia Photo: reproduction

Passengers’ hats disappeared after the rear door opened shortly after takeoff from Magan Airport (Yakutsk), one of the world’s coldest regions. A man filming an aerial nightmare He heard cursing in shock through the open door behind him:

“A man sitting in the back of the plane was almost blown away by the wind”Someone on the plane said. “He had his seat belt loose. And he was almost sucked out of the plane.”Completion

Antono’s door, used for loading cargo and luggage, is normally isolated from passengers at the rear of the plane, but it was slamming heavily.

No one was injured. An investigation is underway into this unusual incident.

Antonov AN-26 is an aircraft for civil and military use, almost 24 meters long. In maximum configuration, it can accommodate 40 passengers.

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