Flight attendant Clarabelle Lansing, age 58, was immediately sucked out the top of the jet and disappeared along with the section of passenger cabin roof. Incredibly, the other 90 passengers and 4 crew members all survived, although 65 of them were injured. Also incredibly, the jet was able to descend to make an emergency landing on Maui.
On April 28, 1988, a Boeing 737-297 serving the flight suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui. There was one fatality, flight attendant Clarabelle Lansing, who was ejected from the airplane Flight origin: Hilo Int'l Airport (ITO).
Feb 28, 2018 · Structural Failure Aloha 243 on a flight between islands in Hawaii, loses part of its roof, and a stewardess is sucked out of the plane. (youtube.com) submitted 1 year ago by owmyglans.
Digging Deeper. The door was of the kind that swings outward when opened and was secured with electronic latches, possibly the source of the failure. As the door slammed the side of the jet, the impact caused severe damage to the flight deck, and 10 seats broke their mooring and were sucked out of the plane, taking 9 passengers with them.
HONOLULU — A gaping hole ripped open on the right side of a United Airlines jumbo jet carrying 354 people today, sucking eight to 11 passengers to their death 20,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Author: From Times Wire Services.