Bono's Plane Lands Safely After Door Detaches Mid-Flight
While some report the U2 singer had a brush with "disaster" or "catastrophe," an airport spokesman says the plane wasn't in danger of crashing.By Cliff Judy | November 13, 2014
Fear not, U2 fans. Your lead singer is alive and well despite part of his plane falling off Wednesday mid-flight. But to hear it from sources of the outlet that broke the story, it was a close call.
Daily Mail's characteristically wordy headline read, "Bono cheats death after private jet door falls off: U2 singer 'extremely lucky' after plane's tailgate becomes detached during flight to Berlin with four friends."
A source close to the singer, whose aviation expertise at this moment is unknown, told the outlet, "He was extremely lucky, the plane could have gone down." And after hearing a thud mid-flight, "When they landed they were horrified to learn that the compartment at the rear of the plane had completely detached."