Bono's Plane Loses Hatch Before Landing in Berlin

The U2 frontman is reportedly fine after part of a plane door ripped off mid-flight

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Berlin airport authorities say U2 frontman Bono‘s private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in for a landing in the German capital, but the Irish singer was never in danger.

Airport spokesman Ralf Kunkel told the news agency dpa that the 32-by-40-inch rear hatch landed in the vicinity of Schoenefeld airport, on Berlin’s southeastern edge.

There was no loss of pressure and no need for the passengers to put on oxygen masks, as the door was outside the pressurized area of the cabin, the Daily Mail reports.

The paper also said Bono’s luggage fell out in mid-air.

Kunkel, who didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment, says it was not clear how the hatch came off, and that German authorities were investigating.

He says the aircraft, which was flying from Dublin, was never in danger of crashing and landed safely Wednesday. Bono is in Berlin for the Bambi Awards on Thursday.

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