Delta Realizes Aircraft Door May Have Been Left Open Mid-Flight

Having had a miserably bad week with flight cancellations and apologies, Delta Airlines continued their stellar performance last night for a group of passengers en route to Paris. Twitter user Bo Han was on a flight Thursday night flight, traveling from New York City to Paris. The flight was forced to turn around after the crew realized the aircraft’s door might have been open.

According to Han, the flight had to dump fuel and then turn back towards their departing airport! Delta Airlines did not reply to Han’s Tweets, but did confirm to the NY Daily News that there were “possible issue with the aircraft’s cargo door latching mechanism” on the Boeing 777. When the plane landed, Delta technicians quickly realized that the door had been closed, and it was a malfunctioning door light. Of course, Han asked the question that all frequent flyers who love their miles are interested in:

What are your thoughts on this Delta incident?

 

 

Comments

  1. I think turning around would be a far preferable outcome than say explosive decompression. Heavy airliners have a sordid history with improperly latched cargo doors.

    See UA 811 and TK 981

    Turning around was absolutely the right decision.

  2. Bo Han, i bet you know that one earns redeemable miles based on the price of the ticket. Better to have asked for extra MQM’s. C’mon Bo.

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