February 2, 2023

Passengers experience moments of panic after the Russian plane’s door opens mid-flight at -41 degrees below zero

On Monday (1/9), 25 passengers and crew on board the Antonov An-26 suffered moments of panic after One of the doors of the Russian plane opened when flying over Siberia (Russia) and depressurized the cabin. The temperature was minus 41 degrees at the time of the accident.

The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in extremely adverse conditions, on a snow-covered runway, as luggage was pulled from the plane, according to East2West.

Antonov makes an emergency landing in Siberia after the tailgate opens mid-flight

Antonov An-26, like the one in the Siberian incident
Antonov An-26, like the one in the Siberian incident, Photo: Reproduction

Passenger hats disappeared after the tailgate opened shortly after take-off from Magan Airport (Yakutsk), in one of the coldest regions in the world. The man who depicts the Nightmare Air Incident is I heard cursing through the open door behind him:

The man sitting in the back of the plane was almost blown away by the wind.said one of the passengers. “He just loosened his seat belt. He almost got sucked off the plane.”accomplishment.

The door of the Antonov plane, used to load cargo and baggage, is usually insulated from the passengers in the back of the plane, but it was seen slamming hard.

No one is hurt. An investigation into the unusual incident is underway.

The Antonov An-26 is an aircraft for civil and military use, with a length of about 24 meters. In the maximum configuration, it carries 40 passengers.