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A nightmarish flight’s aftermath – The Atlantic

A nightmarish flight’s aftermath – The Atlantic

A short flight on Friday teetered into near-disaster, and eyes are on Boeing—again. Laser1987 / Getty January 8, 2024, 6:43 PM ET This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. On Friday, a short flight teetered into near disaster when a chunk of the plane flew off during its ascent. Whatever the results of the pending investigation into what went wrong, the accident comes at a bad moment for Boeing. First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: ‘A Black Eye’ Ten minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California, a plug in the frame of a spare emergency door broke off. The scene that unfolded sounds like a nightmare: One passenger texted loved ones that something was wrong with the plane, adding, “I love you.” Headrests were ripped off seats, and a shirt even reportedly flew off a young boy on …