Cape Air makes emergency landing after door opens midflight

Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

Cape AirA flight of Cape Air travelling towards Boston from Rockland on Wednesday had to go for an emergency landing at Logan International Airport after the top portion of a cabin door suddenly popped open in the midst of the flight.


The plane was operated by a twin-engine.


And, it was carrying nine passengers and one pilot on board its flight 1858. During this point of time, the top part of the boarding door that comprises a window abruptly started malfunctioning and opened. Thereafter, air rushed inside the passenger cabin when the twin-engine Cessna 402 was about 15 minutes from Logan as per Michelle Haynes who is the official spokesperson of the airline.


The Cessna 402 was flying at an altitude of about 3,700 feet.


The cabin was not pressurized. Therefore, the passengers who buckled themselves to their sears were not under any kind of risk, according to Haynes.


He went on to add that the mechanics who were employed by Cape Air had been planning to examine the frame of the door and also the window on Wednesday night to determine the cause of the malfunctioning of the door.


A former military pilot, Jeff Northgraves who is in charge of supervising the Knox County Regional Airport in Rockland said that Cessna offers seats to up to eight passengers inside the cabin and can seat a ninth in the seat of the co-pilot.


Northgraves added that a warning light on the control panel of the pilot might have been activated and this is likely to have been the reason for the abrupt opening of the door.


Haynes later confirmed that the air traffic controllers of Logan International Airport had authorized the plane’s pilot to make an emergency landing around 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday. Haynes added that everyone on board the plane were able to reach their destination safely.




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