Gaping Hole Prevents Airplane From Doing Its Thing

by Liz Colville

An American Airlines plane heading from Miami to Boston today had a gaping hole above a cabin door that caused the plane to descend “really fast, really loud. Lights were going on and off. Noises were going on and off. People were hysterical around us. They were crying.” The hole/thing that used to cover the hole sort of resembles a peeled-back sardine can. Fortunately the plane landed safely back in Miami. How? How the hell did it do that? How long did the nightmare last? Did strangers clutch each other’s forearms? Will this be on that National Geographic show that I love about horrific plane scenarios?

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