Bono is lucky to be alive today after a rear door of his private jet fell off mid-flight on Wednesday, a new report states.
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The Irish rocker and his four friends were en route from Dublin to Berlin when the tailgate of the plane reportedly became detached during the two-hour afternoon trip.
"He was extremely lucky, the plane could have gone down. About an hour into the journey they heard a big thud coming from the rear of the plane," a source said in the report.
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Bono was the only member of U2 aboard the plane, as bandmates Larry Mullen, The Edge and Adam Clayton were set to fly in on a separate flight late last night. The group was traveling to Berlin to accept an award at the Bambi International Music Awards.
U2 performing at the 2014 MTV EMA's in Scotland on Nov. 9. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"The entire door, along with Bono and his companions’ luggage, had fallen out mid-air. They don’t know if the door and the contents landed over water or land, but they were extremely lucky. They were at an altitude where anything could have happened and they are all feeling very lucky to be alive," the source added.
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Though the detached door did not affect the cabin's pressure (passengers were told they did not have to wear oxygen masks), a mayday distress signal was reportedly sent off by the pilot just before the plane landed.
German aviation authorities have reportedly launched an official investigation into the incident following the near crash.
Mail Online first reported this story.
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