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Section of MAX 9 Blows Out During Ascent (AS 1282 PDX-ONT)

Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:33 pm
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Section of MAX 9 Blows Out During Ascent (AS 1282 PDX-ONT)

Being reported on airliners.net and Twitter.

Section of the cabin wall is - gone. Hopefully this is fake, but Flightaware seems to note a return to PDX.


Now definitely confirmed....

Section of plane blows out mid-air, makes emergency landing at Portland airport (kptv.com)
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:46 pm
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Holy cow.. hope everyone is OK.
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:46 pm
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FR24 data indicates the flight came right back to PDX after takeoff today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...s1282#33840ae2

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n704al

N704AL. Only 3 months into service, makes you wonder if it was a manufacturing defect. Looks like it was also just in OKC for some kind of work.
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:47 pm
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And a MAX aircraft to boot.

Hope everyone is OK.

EF:MX - MECHANICAL - CANCELLATION
4PDX/OUT0452P 0.12L OFF0506P *1909
2PDX/ON 0526P IN 0530P *1947
3PDX/ETD0630P 1.50L ON-TIME *1947
6PDX/DX XCLD MECHANICAL - CANCELLATION *1956
1ONT/LX XCLD MECHANICAL - CANCELLATION *1956
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:49 pm
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A 3 month old 737 Max 9. Terrifying.
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:50 pm
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Flight path from FlightRadar24. N704AL, a MAX-9 Delivered Oct 2023.
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:51 pm
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Wow, made it to about 15k ft.

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Old Jan 5, 2024, 7:53 pm
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Maybe I should drive down to Lake Oswego and look for plane parts...
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Maybe I should drive down to Lake Oswego and look for plane parts...
Looks like the window seat cushion is gone?

Assuming this isn’t the emergency exit, why is the hole so big?
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The fact that the seat cushion on the window seat appears to be pulled off makes me hope nobody was sitting there... I do hope everyone was OK.
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX
A 3 month old 737 Max 9. Terrifying.
Wow this is the stuff of nightmares.
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
Looks like the window seat cushion is gone?

Assuming this isn’t the emergency exit, why is the hole so big?
It looks like it could be the spot that can have a door but is plugged, a choice made by the airlines based on seating capacity and exit number requirements.

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Apparently there is an optional exit door there that is plugged when not in use, like with AS, and the plug failed.
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It looks like it could be the spot that can have a door but is plugged, a choice made by the airlines based on seating capacity and exit number requirements.
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Apparently there is an optional exit door there that is plugged when not in use, like with AS, and the plug failed.
Good detective work.

Not that I have been that far back in Economy in ages, but that’s a row on my no fly list now.
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The a.net thread has some more info: https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...?f=3&t=1490287

Some pics that made it onto reddit:
https://imgur.com/a/GviJXbI
https://imgur.com/a/G6rtsys
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