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An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-Max window cracked after takeoff from Portland Airport

An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California was forced to make an emergency landing back at Portland International Airport less than an hour after takeoff after suffering depressurization.

Terrifying audio recordings reveal the moment of panic when the pilot called air traffic control to say: «We’d like to get down».

“We need a diversion. We have declared a state of emergency. We have 177 passengers on board and the seal is…18,900′ as the pilot can explain.

Alaska Flight 1282, a Boeing 737-9 MAX, departed Portland shortly after 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday when the emergency door blew open at 16,000 feet.

Passengers reported hearing a «really loud boom» before a «deathly» silence fell through the cabin as the plane made an emergency landing.

Alaska Flight 1282 was departing Portland shortly after 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday when a window cracked at 16,000 feet and a child’s T-shirt was ripped from him.

The Boeing 737-9 MAX rolled off the assembly line just two months ago and was certified in November 2023, according to an FAA record posted online.

Emergency exit doors are designed to open inward and cannot be pushed outward, according to Airline Reporter

Elizabeth, 20, told Oregon Live how it ‘sounded like your ears were popping like normal on a plane, but 10 times louder. I couldn’t believe it was real.’

«We were all calm,» she said of her fellow passengers, «but I felt like I was going to cry because who knows, these could be some of my last moments.»

Another passenger, Kyle Rinker, 29, said the plane went silent. No one made a noise.’

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Reports indicate that 26A, the seat next to what appeared to be an emergency exit with a window, was not occupied.

Emergency exit doors are designed to open inward and cannot be forced outward, according to Airline Reporter.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating the incident and will release any updates as they become available.

The Boeing 737-9 MAX rolled off the assembly line just two months ago and was certified in November 2023, according to an FAA record posted online.

Several passengers told KPTV that the plane’s oxygen masks went on immediately and several people used them as they waited for the plane to land at PDX.

Another passenger told the outlet that the child had to be held in the seat by his mother.

Reports indicate that 26A, the seat next to what appeared to be an emergency exit with a window, was not occupied.

Reports indicate that 26A, the seat next to what appeared to be an emergency exit with a window, was not occupied.

Alaska Airlines posted on X that they were aware of the incident aboard their flight AS1282 and said they would release more information as it became available.

The Alaskan plane returned to the Portland airport less than an hour after takeoff

Passengers recalled how depressurization tore off a child’s shirt and sucked passengers’ phones off the plane.

«Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California experienced an incident this evening shortly after takeoff,» Alaska Airlines said in a statement late Friday.

«The plane landed safely back at Portland International Airport with 171 guests and 6 crew members on board.»

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«The safety of our guests and employees is always our primary priority, so while this type of event is rare, our flight crew have been trained and prepared to handle the situation safely.»

He adds: ‘We are investigating what happened and will share more information as it becomes available.’

In videos posted on social media, passengers can be seen sitting calmly with oxygen masks as the plane returns to the runway.

The video shows the lights of Portland visible through a gaping hole in the plane’s wall.

Alaska Airlines rebooked passengers on the 11 p.m. flight from PDX, according to traveler Diego Murillo, who told KPTV that the airline had not yet told him about the incident.

Alaska Airlines rebooked passengers on a flight from PDX at 11 p.m

In videos posted on social media, passengers can be seen sitting calmly with oxygen masks as the plane returns to the runway

The wreckage of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-MAX is seen on March 11, 2019

A Lion Air Boeing 737-MAX crashed in Badung Bali in 2013 after overrunning the runway at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport.

“We are aware of the incident involving Alaska Airlines flight #AS1282. We are working to gather additional information and are in contact with our airline customer,» Boeing said in a statement Friday evening.

It adds: «Boeing’s technical team stands ready to support the investigation.»

Boeing introduced its 737 Max in 2015, and since its approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2017, it has become one of the most used aircraft in the world.

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A year later, the first crash occurred: in October 2018, a 737 Max operated by the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 on board.

Five months later, in March 2019, a second 737 Max – this one operated by Ethiopian Airlines – crashed again shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board.

Three days later, the planes were grounded by the FAA.

It later emerged that Boeing employees were cavalier about FAA regulations and criticized the Max design in internal reports.

One said the plane was «designed by clowns who in turn are overseen by monkeys».

The 737’s design dates back to the 1960s, and Boeing has been criticized for adding large engines to the old airframe instead of using a «pure sheet metal design».

Flaws in the aircraft’s MCAS, or Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, were discovered: MCAS was found in both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Air crashes, which erroneously pointed the nose down to the ground and the pilots were unable to overcome it.

In 2021, Boeing agreed to pay $2.5 billion in fines in a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice to settle allegations that the company hid critical information about the Max from regulators and the public.

Boeing spent billions overhauling the systems, and the planes returned to global skies in the fall of 2020 after a 20-month layoff — the longest such action in aviation history.

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