Monday, November 1, 2010

A hole opens up on a plane 31,000 feet above land!

Just be glad you weren't on American Airlines Flight 1640 last Tuesday, October 26th 2010, heading from sunny Miami to historic Boston.  Reportedly, a 1 x 2 foot hole opened up on the roof section of the fuselage causing oxygen masks to drop and causing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

(a AA plane sits ready for takeoff - not THE plane in this story)

The plane in question is a 20 year old Boeing 757 that's been on over 22,000 flights and landings.  Investigators are checking to see what caused the hole including the idea that the age of the plan could have weakened metal.  Luckily, none of the 154 passenger or the 6 crew members were hurt.

For the complete story check out USA Today Travel's link:  Hole found in American Airlines jet that took off from Miami .

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