Bono’s Plane Scare: Door Falls Off Private Jet During Rocker’s Flight to Germany

A private plane carrying U2 rocker Bono from Dublin to Berlin lost a rear door mid-flight  Charley Gallay/Getty Images for PSIFF

Not the kind of window in the skies you want mid-flight. U2 rocker Bono experienced a bit of a scare in the air on Wednesday, Nov. 12, when a door fell off the private plane he was in en route to Germany, ABC News reports. 

Germout Freitag, an official with the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, told ABC that the Learjet 60 "lost a door where the luggage was put in." Authorities don't know yet why the door detached, he added, and an investigation could take up to a year.

The incident happened sometime after the plane departed Dublin for Berlin, where U2 is set to receive a Bambi entertainment award. As of Thursday morning, the door had not been found, and Freitag told NBC News it would be "difficult" to search the wooded area where it is believed to have landed.

Fortunately for everyone on board, the plane landed safely and no injuries were reported. Also, because the luggage compartment where the door fell off is not connected to the cabin of the plane, "there was no loss of pressure when the door detached," NBC notes.

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