Plane part lost in dramatic mid-air blowout foundon January 8, 2024 at 6:33 am

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A Portland schoolteacher finds the door plug that blew off an Alaska Airlines plane in mid-air.

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The missing part of the Alaska Airlines plane that detached while the plane was in the air on Friday has been found, investigators say.

The authorities had been searching for the door plug in Portland – the city the Boeing 737 Max 9 had just departed.

A teacher called Bob found the missing section in his yard, the chair of the organisation leading the investigation said on Monday.

Some 171 Boeing 737 Max 9 planes remain grounded as safety checks continue.

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