Jan 6, 2024

Alaska Airlines plane lands in Portland after losing window

The Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 returned to Portland 35 minutes into its flight to California after an outer section, including a window, fell. According to flight tracking websites Flightaware and FlightRadar24, the plane was a Boeing 737 Max 9. Alaska Airlines said the incident happened shortly after departure and that the plane had landed safely back in Portland. To fly again, each Max plane underwent significant modifications, although the changes would not be visible from the outside and passengers would not notice any difference. Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration urged airlines to inspect Max models for a possible loose bolt in rudder control systems.

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