A mini level managed to onshore safely past nighttime astatine Buffalo Niagara International Airport successful New York aft nan aviator "reported losing nan near rear rider door" during flight, nan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says.
An FAA spokesperson said successful a connection to FOX Business connected Tuesday that nan single-engine Diamond DA40 aircraft, which was carrying 2 people, touched down astir 5:30 p.m. section time.
The FAA is now reviewing nan incident. There were nary reports of injuries.
The Cheektowaga Police Department told WIVB that nan aviator reported losing nan doorway while flying complete Stiglmeier Park successful Cheektowaga, which is simply a fewer miles from nan airport.
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In an audio signaling pinch aerial postulation controllers, a sound is heard saying "We person an emergency, we’re heading back" and "We mislaid our rear door," nan position added.
Police reportedly person not been capable to find nan doorway aft it fell from nan plane.
It is chartless why nan doorway fell disconnected of nan plane, which was a non-commercial aircraft.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority told WIVB that nan level landed astatine nan Signature Aviation terminal astatine nan airport.
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The incident happened astir a period aft a doorway plug sheet blew disconnected an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 plane.
The doorway plug blowout and depressurization incident occurred connected Jan. 5, erstwhile Flight 1282 was climbing aft takeoff from Oregon’s Portland International Airport en way to Ontario, California. At astir 16,000 feet, nan doorway plug sheet – which covers an emergency exit that’s deactivated connected planes pinch little rider capacity layouts – blew out, causing nan compartment to depressurize.
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Some passengers’ items were blown retired of nan airliner owed to nan depressurization and quiet seats adjacent nan spread successful nan fuselage sustained damage. The level safely returned to Portland for an emergency landing and nary superior injuries were reported.
Fox Business’ Eric Revell contributed to this report.