Alaska Airlines debris found infographic
Graphic shows details of Alaska Airlines incident.


Missing part of Alaska Airlines plane found

January 8, 2024 - The missing piece of the Alaska Airlines plane involved in a dramatic mid-air blowout on Jan 5 has been found, according to U.S. federal air safety investigators.

The missing section was found in the back garden of a Portland teacher, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

No-one was hurt in Friday’s drama.

After losing part of its fuselage, the plane – a Boeing 737 Max 9 – made a safe emergency landing after returning to its departure city, Portland.

There were 177 passengers and crew on board the flight to Ontario, California.

Some 171 planes of the same type remain grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as safety checks continue, the BBC said.

PUBLISHED: 08/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News