In a shocking incident, passengers on board a Russian plane had a near-death experience after the door of the flight opened mid-air. The incident left the passengers so horrified that they thought it was the last time of their life.
The incident occurred on a chartered flight, An-26 twin prop plane owned by Carrier IrAero while the flight was en route to Magadan on Russia’s Pacific coast from the Siberian city of Magan.
As it was a chartered flight, there were only 25 people on the flight. Among the 25 were six crew members of the plane. For some unknown reason, the rear door of the plane opened all of a sudden. Fortunately, no passengers were injured even as luggage were seen being sucked into the air.
✈️ Nothing unusual: in Russia, the door of the plane opened right during the flight at an altitude of several kilometers— Oriannalyla 🇺🇦 (@Lyla_lilas) January 9, 2023
An-26, flying from Magan to Magadan, suddenly depressurized - judging by the video, which was filmed by one of the passengers, the back door was half opened. pic.twitter.com/GdBFdHdRML
The video was shared on Twitter by a user Oriannalyla. Sharing on Twitter, he wrote, “Nothing unusual: In Russia, the door of the plane opened right during the flight at an altitude of several kilometres. An-26, flying from Magan to Magadan, suddenly depressurized – judging by the video, which was filmed by one of the passengers, the backdoor was half opened.”
In the video, we can see a man smiling and recording the terrifying moment. Social media users were shocked to see the man smiling at such a horrific time even as such incidents are common in Russia as the caption of the video says.
“What’s with the dude’s strange smile? I’m not sure I’d be smiling if that happened on a plane I was riding in!” wrote a user while another commented, “Want this level of calmness in my life.”
“A normal day in Russia,” wrote a user pointed out “Russia can’t maintain their airplanes anymore due to heavy imbargos on parts. It will be a huge problem.”
The man later shared an update and wrote, “The aircraft was forced to return to the airport.”