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

Delta trouble continued : boeing 777 turn around after crew realizes door may be open

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.

A company spokesman described it as a “possible issue with the aircraft’s cargo door latching mechanism” on the Boeing 777. The plane turned around and dumped fuel to lighten the landing weight.

Once the plane landed, technicians realized that the door had been closed all along.

“Update: so the cargo door wasn’t actually open, just the door light was broken. 5 hours later, back to Paris!” Bo Han later tweeted.

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:

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