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DHL Boeing 757-200 Freighter Door Opens Mid-Flight

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A cargo door on a DHL Boeing 757 opened mid-flight yesterday. The aircraft was performing a German route between Leipzig/Halle Airport and Frankfurt am Main Airport when the unexpected issue occurred. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Lneward
Lance Neward 4
If memory serves, American Airlines had a DC-10 cargo door open over Windsor, Ontario, and lost a casket of human remains which, to my knowledge, has never been found. Turkish Airlines also had a cargo door open on a flight to Paris and unfortunately that resulted in a multiple fatality crash.
coinflyer
coinflyer 6
I can't believe DHL didn't paint the engines yellow too!
bobkamman
Bob Kamman 6
They didn't want to be confused with Spirit
ukusapkm07201942
Paul Miller 3
Yesterday ? I read that story a couple of days ago at least.
almacdonald18
Alan Macdonald 6
If you look at the date in the article it was dated Feb 14 so can't blame Simple Flying, maybe that's where you read it originally
KicksOnRoute66
Roger Anderson 3
That's the Simple Flying quality you get. High output, low standards.
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 1
What other model was this a consistent issue on a couple or three decades ago?
ImperialEagle
ImperialEagle 1
Oh well. Somewhere there is an image of a cargo CV-880 landing in (MIA?) with a cargo door wide open.
The difference is the 880 was built like a tank, so just close the door and carry on.
pilot62
Scott Campbell 1
57's old - search for engine cowling replacements easier / faster if your not looking for yellow one
mmc7090
mmc7090 -4
Having pieces falling from the airplane is never a good. Mechanically designing a door to function as a plug door requires complex mechanisms and lubrication and keeping up with wear and tear because of hysteresis. I've seen flight attendants who could not close a main cabin door which is about 50% of their job. It will be interesting to follow on with what the investigation reveals.
737FA
737FA 0
A Flight Attendant doesn't close a cargo door!

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