Open Door forces emergency landing of low-cost Korean plane

Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016

Jin_Air-airplaneAlmost an hour into the flight, the crew discovers that one of the doors were not properly shut! A Jin Air flight from Ceb, Philippines to South Korea with 163 lives on board had to make an emergency landing following his bizarre incident.



The flight, operated by low-cost Korean Air subsidiary Jin Air, left Cebu in the Philippines on Sunday, bound for Busan in South Korea.



According to an officer of Jin Air, a noise alerted staff to a gap in the door, prompting the pilot to return to Cebu. At the time of the incident the Boeing 737-800 was at an altitude of 10,000 feet.



According to the Jin Air officer, an inflight announcement was made to inform those on board the flight.



Though the officer said no injuries were reported, local South Korea media reports said some passengers complained about feeling nauseous during the return flight.



Jin Air says passengers were provided rooms in a local hotel and the flight took off again for Busan 15 hours later. “Each passenger will be given a compensation of 100,000 won ($84.28).


An official from the South Korean Transport Ministry said that they are now investigating the exact cause of the incident and plan to carry out safety inspections on six low-cost airlines this month: Jin Air, Air Busan, Jeju Air, Easter Jet, T’way Air and Air Incheon.

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2 Responses to Open Door forces emergency landing of low-cost Korean plane

  1. joel waugh says:

    I have experienced this situation on two different occasions. in both the incidents the captain decided to continue flight to destination with a full load.

  2. Aboobacker says:

    How come this was not noticed till then. When I was working as a Ramp Supervisor at Dubai Airport during
    1980s, We used to be called by Ground Engineer to close the Cargo Hold Doors if not closed properly as
    he gets information from Caption thru Head set.

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