Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Loses Its Exit Row Plug On Takeoff

Episode 117: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Loses Its Exit Door Plug

Kerwin McKenzie

Episode 117: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Loses Its Exit Door Plug

Episode 117: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Loses Its Exit Door Plug

Just After Takeoff On January 5, 2024, an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 was taking off from Portland (PDX) and headed for Ontario (ONT).

Everything was routine, until just after takeoff at 16,000′ into the ascent, the exit row plug separated from the rest of the airplane.

The crew was able to do a loop and land the airplane back at Portland Airport safely.

There were 171 passengers and six crew members onboard. There were zero fatalities.

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