Alaska Airlines Flight Video: Passengers’ Phones Were Sucked Out, Passengers’ Phones Were Sucked Out of Portland Plane During Mid-Air Emergency
Part of an Alaska Airlines plane experienced an unusual incident during a flight from Portland, Oregon, on January 5, as shown in videos that have gained widespread attention.
The videos depict a section of the plane opening during the landing, with oxygen masks visible. Online discussions debated whether the affected area was a window, door, or another part of the aircraft. Fortunately, there were no injuries because the seat adjacent to the exposed section was unoccupied.
Passengers reported items, such as phones and a child’s shirt, being displaced during the incident. A passenger mentioned in a video that the section wasn’t an emergency door but rather blew open towards the back of the plane. The flight made an emergency landing in Portland, Oregon, and no one was harmed during the incident.
Alaska Airlines is actively investigating the event, sharing information on its website. Flight 1282 from Portland to Ontario, California, safely returned to Portland International Airport with 171 passengers and 6 crew members. The airline emphasized that the safety of passengers and crew is their top priority, and the flight crew was well-trained to manage such situations.
Photos from inside the plane have surfaced on social media platforms, revealing the unsettling nature of the incident. Passengers recounted stories of phones being sucked out of the plane, and a child’s shirt being displaced due to the depressurization.
The aircraft involved was reported as a Boeing 737-9 MAX, which recently received certification in November 2023. The incident occurred at an altitude of 16,000 feet. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is actively investigating the event, and updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.