NTSB Recovers Missing Door Plug from Alaska Airlines 1282

NTSB Recovers Missing Door Plug from Alaska Airlines 1282
Photo Credit: NTSB.

In the last 30 minutes, the NTSB has released imagery regarding the collection of the missing door plug from Alaska Airlines flight 1282.

Images show that the missing door plug was found near housing, with this expected to be sent to the Materials Laboratory in Washington DC for further analysis.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

NTSB Recovers Missing Door Plug from Alaska Airlines 1282…


NTSB Recovers Missing Door Plug from Alaska Airlines 1282
NTSB Recovers Missing Door Plug from Alaska Airlines 1282

Above are images released by the NTSB during the collection of the missing door plug from Alaska Airlines flight 1282.

All Alaska Airlines 737 MAX 9s Grounded Following Incident
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Alaska Airlines flight AS1282 is a routine scheduled flight between Portland and Ontario, with the affected rotation being operated by N704AL.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N704AL is a 0.2 year old Boeing 737 MAX 9 which was delivered brand new to the carrier back in October 2023.

Of the MAX 9 variant, the U.S carrier has 65 units in the fleet, with all of them being grounded following the overnight incident, hosting an average fleet age of 1.8 years.

Alaska Airlines flight AS1282 departed Portland at 1706 local time last night, inbound for Ontario.

Moments after departure, one of the exit doors towards the rear of the aircraft separated from the fuselage, causing a massive depressurisation event.

AS1282 was able to land safely after this happened, and the aircraft was subsequently grounded due to this.

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